23.6.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 170/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 926/2006

of 22 June 2006

amending Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001 laying down detailed rules for applying Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 as regards the import arrangements for milk and milk products and opening tariff quotas

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (1), and in particular Article 29(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex I.A to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001 (2) sets out the tariff quotas not specified by country of origin to be imported by quota period.

(2)

Council Regulation (EC) No 267/2006 of 30 January 2006 concerning the implementation of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of letters between the European Community and Australia pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedules of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the course of their accession to the European Union, supplementing Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (3) provides for an additional allocation of butter and other fats and oils derived from milk under the annual import tariff quota.

(3)

Council Regulation (EC) No 711/2006 of 20 March 2006 concerning the implementation of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the United States of America pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedules of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the course of their accession to the European Union, amending and supplementing Annex I to Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (4) provides for additional allocations to several quotas of cheeses under the annual import tariff quota.

(4)

It is therefore appropriate to adjust the concerned quota quantities referred to in Annex I.A to Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001.

(5)

Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I.A to Regulation (EC) No 2535/2001 is replaced by the text set out in 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.

It shall apply from 1 July 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 22 June 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 26.6.1999, p. 48. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1913/2005 (OJ L 307, 25.11.2005, p. 2).

(2)  OJ L 341, 22.12.2001, p. 29. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 591/2006 (OJ L 104, 13.4.2006, p. 11).

(3)  OJ L 47, 17.2.2006, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 124, 11.5.2006, p. 1.


ANNEX

‘I.A

TARIFF QUOTAS NOT SPECIFIED BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Quota number

CN code

Description (2)

Country of origin

Annual quota

Six-monthly quota

Import duty

(EUR/100 kg net weight)

09.4590

0402 10 19

Skimmed-milk powder

All third countries

68 000

34 000

47,50

09.4599

0405 10 11

0405 10 19

0405 10 30

0405 10 50

0405 10 90

0405 90 10 (1)

0405 90 90 (1)

Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk

All third countries

11 360

5 680

94,80

in butter equivalent

09.4591

ex 0406 10 20

ex 0406 10 80

Pizza cheese, frozen, cut into pieces each weighing not more than 1 gram, in containers with a net content of 5 kg or more, of a water content, by weight, of 52 % or more, and a fat content by weight in the dry matter of 38 % or more

All third countries

5 360

2 680

13,00

09.4592

ex 0406 30 10

Processed Emmentaler

All third countries

18 438

9 219

71,90

0406 90 13

Emmentaler

85,80

09.4593

ex 0406 30 10

Processed Gruyère

All third countries

5 413

2 706,5

71,90

0406 90 15

Gruyère, Sbrinz

85,80

09.4594

0406 90 01

Cheese for processing (3)

All third countries

20 007

10 003,5

83,50

09.4595

0406 90 21

Cheddar

All third countries

15 005

7 502,5

21,00

09.4596

ex 0406 10 20

Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd, other than pizza cheese of quota number 09.4591

All third countries

19 525

9 762,5

92,60

ex 0406 10 80

106,40

0406 20 90

Other grated or powdered cheese

94,10

0406 30 31

Other processed cheese

69,00

0406 30 39

71,90

0406 30 90

102,90

0406 40 10

0406 40 50

0406 40 90

Blue-veined cheese

70,40

0406 90 17

Bergkäse and Appenzell

85,80

09.4596

0406 90 18

Fromage Fribourgeois, Vacherin Mont d’Or and Tête de Moine

 

 

 

75,50

0406 90 23

Edam

0406 90 25

Tilsit

0406 90 27

Butterkäse

0406 90 29

Kashkaval

0406 90 31

Feta, of sheep’s milk or buffalo milk

0406 90 33

Feta, other

0406 90 35

Kefalo-Tyri

0406 90 37

Finlandia

0406 90 39

Jarlsberg

0406 90 50

Cheese of sheep’s milk or buffalo milk

ex 0406 90 63

Pecorino

94,10

0406 90 69

Other

0406 90 73

Provolone

75,50

ex 0406 90 75

Caciocavallo

ex 0406 90 76

Danbo, Fontal, Fynbo, Havarti, Maribo, Samsø

0406 90 78

Gouda

ex 0406 90 79

Esrom, Italico, Kernhem, Saint-Paulin

ex 0406 90 81

Cheshire, Wensleydale, Lancashire, Double Gloucester, Blarney, Colby, Monterey

0406 90 82

Camembert

0406 90 84

Brie

0406 90 86

Exceeding 47 % but not exceeding 52 %

0406 90 87

Exceeding 52 % but not exceeding 62 %

0406 90 88

Exceeding 62 % but not exceeding 72 %

0406 90 93

Exceeding 72 %

92,60

0406 90 99

Other

106,40


(1)  1 kg product = 1,22 kg butter.

(2)  Irrespective of the rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the wording of the product description must be considered to have merely indicative value, since the applicability of the preferential arrangements is determined in the context of this Annex by the scope of the CN code. Where ex CN codes are indicated, the applicability of the preferential scheme is determined on the basis of the CN code and the corresponding description taken jointly.

(3)  The cheeses referred to are considered as processed when they have been processed into products falling within subheading 0406 30 of the Combined Nomenclature. Articles 291 to 300 of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 apply.’