19.10.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 288/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1555/2006

of 18 October 2006

amending Regulation (EC) No 1039/2006 on opening a standing invitation to tender for the resale on the Community market of sugar held by the intervention agencies of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Sweden

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 market in the sugar sector (1), and in particular Article 40(2)(d) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The quantities for resale stated in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1039/2006 (2) reflect the state of the intervention stocks on 30 June 2006. Since this date, quantities have been sold by the intervention agencies and in the case of Germany, there are no intervention stocks remaining.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1539/2006 of 13 October 2006 adopting a plan allocating resources to the Member States to be charged against the 2007 budget year for the supply of food from intervention stocks for the benefit of the most deprived persons in the Community (3) states that 33 224 tonnes of sugar in storage must be withdrawn from the Community's intervention stocks for distribution in the Member States in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

(3)

These quantities should be taken into account in the sale by standing invitation to tender on the Community internal market.

(4)

In order to ensure proper management of sugar in storage, provision should be made for a communication from the Member States on the quantities actually sold.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 1039/2006 should 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

Regulation (EC) No 1039/2006 is amended as follows:

1.

The title is replaced by the following:

2.

Article 1 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 1

The intervention agencies of Belgium, Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Sweden shall offer for sale by standing invitation to tender on the Community internal market a total quantity of 899 896,41 tonnes of sugar accepted into intervention and available for sale on the internal market. The quantities involved per Member State are set out in Annex I.’.

3.

The following paragraph is added to Article 4:

‘3.   On the fifth working day at the latest after the Commission fixes the minimum sale price, the intervention agencies involved shall communicate to the Commission, in the form laid down in Annex III, the quantity actually sold by partial invitation to tender.’.

4.

Annex I is replaced by Annex I to this Regulation.

5.

An Annex III of which the text is set out in Annex II to this Regulation is added.

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, 18 October 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 58, 28.2.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 187, 8.7.2006, p. 3.

(3)  OJ L 283, 14.10.2006, p. 14.


ANNEX I

‘ANNEX I

Member States holding intervention sugar

Member State

Intervention agency

Quantities held by the intervention agency and available for the sale on the internal market

Belgium

Bureau d’intervention et de restitution belge

Rue de Trèves, 82

B-1040 Bruxelles

Tél. (32-2) 287 24 11

Fax (32-2) 287 25 24

28 648,00

Czech Republic

Státní zemědělský intervenční fond, oddělení pro cukr a škrob

Ve Smečkách 33

CZ-11000 PRAHA 1

Tél. (420) 222 87 14 27

Fax (420) 222 87 18 75

34 156,72

Spain

Fondo Español de Garantía Agraria

Beneficencia, 8

E-28004 Madrid

Tel (34) 913 47 64 66

Fax (34) 913 47 63 97

77 334,00

Ireland

Intervention Section

On Farm Investment

Subsidies and Storage Division

Department of Agriculture and Food

Johnstown Castle Estate

Wexford

Ireland

Tel. (353) 536 34 37

Fax (353) 914 28 43

12 000,00

Italy

AGEA — Agenzia per le erogazioni in agricoltura

Ufficio ammassi pubblici e privati e alcool

Via Torino, 45

I-00185 Roma

Tel.: (39) 06 49 499 558

Fax: (39) 06 49 499 761

494 011,70

Hungary

Mezőgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatal (MVH), Budapest

(Agricultural and Rural Development Agency)

Soroksári út 22–24

H-1095 Budapest

Tél. (36-1) 219 62 13

Fax (36-1) 219 89 05 or (36-1) 219 62 59

141 942,90

Poland

Agencja Rynku Rolnego

Biuro Cukru

Dział Dopłat i Interwencji

Nowy Świat 6/12

00-400 Warszawa

Tel.: (48-22) 661 71 30

Faks: (48-22) 661 72 77

13 118,00

Slovenia

Agencija RS za kmetijske trge in razvoj podeželja

Dunajska 160

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel. (386-1) 580 77 92

Faks (386-1) 478 92 06

5 647,00

Slovakia

Podohospodarska platobna agentura

Oddelenie cukru a ostatných komodit

Dobrovičova, 12

SK – 815 26 Bratislava

Tél (4214) 58 24 32 55

Fax (4212) 53 41 26 65

34 000,00

Sweden

Jordbruksverket

Vallgatan 8

S-55182 Jönköping

Tfn: (46-36) 15 50 00

Fax: (46-36) 19 05 46

59 038,00’


ANNEX II

‘ANNEX III

Model for the notification to the Commission as referred to in Article 4(3)

Form (1)

Partial invitation to tender of … for the resale of sugar held by the intervention agencies

(Regulation (EC) No 1039/2006)

1

2

Member State selling intervention sugar

Quantity actually sold (in tonnes)


(1)  To be faxed to the following number: (32-2) 292 10 34.’