25.10.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 294/19


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1585/2006

of 24 October 2006

amending Annex III to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 of 20 February 2006 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1), and in particular Article 10(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 lays down the national and regional quotas for the production of sugar, isoglucose and inulin syrup. For the 2006/2007 marketing year those quotas must be adjusted by 30 September 2006.

(2)

The adjustments result in particular from the application of Articles 8 and 9 of Regulation (EC) No 318/2006, which provide for the allocation of additional sugar quotas and additional and supplementary isoglucose quotas. The adjustments must take account of the communications from the Member States provided for in Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 952/2006 of 29 June 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 as regards the management of the Community market in sugar and the quota system (2) relating in particular to the additional and supplementary quotas already allocated on the date on which the communication is drawn up.

(3)

The adjustments to the quotas in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 also result from the application of Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 320/2006 of 20 February 2006 establishing a temporary scheme for the restructuring of the sugar industry in the Community and amending Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy (3), which provides for restructuring aid for undertakings which renounce their quotas. It is therefore necessary to take account of the renounced quotas in accordance with the Communication from the Commission (2006/C 234/04) of 29 September 2006 on the estimated availability of financial resources for granting of restructuring aid for the 2006/2007 marketing year (4).

(4)

The adjustment of the quotas laid down in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 is without prejudice to the conditions governing the grant of the aid provided for in Chapter 10f of Council Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 of 29 September 2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and modifying Regulations (EEC) No 2019/93, (EC) 1452/2001, (EC) 1454/2001, (EC) 1868/94, (EC) No 1251/1999, (EC) 1673/2000, (EEC) No 2358/71 and (EC) No 2529/2001 (5) and in Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 320/2006.

(5)

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Sugar,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 318/2006 is hereby replaced by the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 October 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 178, 1.7.2006, p. 39.

(3)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 42.

(4)  OJ C 234, 29.9.2006, p. 9.

(5)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1406/2006 (OJ L 265, 26.9.2006, p. 1).


ANNEX

‘ANNEX III

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL QUOTAS

Member States or regions

(1)

Sugar

(2)

Isoglucose

(3)

Inulin syrup

(4)

Belgium

819 812

85 694

0

Czech Republic

454 862

Denmark

420 746

Germany

3 655 456

42 360

Greece

317 502

15 433

Spain

903 843

98 845

France (metropolitan)

3 552 221

23 755

0

French overseas departments

480 245

Ireland

0

Italy

778 706

24 301

Latvia

66 505

Lithuania

103 010

 

Hungary

401 684

164 736

Netherlands

864 560

10 891

0

Austria

387 326

Poland

1 671 926

32 056

Portugal (mainland)

34 500

11 870

The autonomous region of the Azores

9 953

Slovakia

207 432

50 928

Slovenia

52 973

Finland

146 087

14 210

Sweden

325 700

United Kingdom

1 138 627

32 602

Total

16 793 675

607 681

0’