Official Journal of the European Union

L 381/8


of 23 December 2004

opening tariff quotas for the year 2005 for imports into the European Community of certain processed agricultural products originating in Romania


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 3448/93 of 6 December 1993 laying down the trade arrangements applicable to certain goods resulting from the processing of agricultural products (1), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 98/626/EC of 5 October 1998 relating to the conclusion of a Protocol for the adaptation of the trade aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Romania, of the other part, to take into account the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union and the results of the agricultural negotiations of the Uruguay Round, including the improvements to the existing preferential regime (2), and in particular Article 2(1) thereof,



Protocol 3 on trade in processed agricultural products to the Europe Agreement with Romania, as amended by the Protocol for the adaptation of the trade aspects of that Agreement, provides for the reduction in the agricultural component of the duties applicable on importation of certain processed agricultural products originating in Romania, within the limits of tariff quotas. Those quotas should be opened for 2005.


Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Common Customs Code (3) lays down rules for the management of tariff quotas. It is appropriate to provide that the tariff quotas opened by this Regulation are to be managed in accordance with those rules.


The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for horizontal questions concerning trade in processed agricultural products not listed in Annex I,


Article 1

The Community annual tariff quotas for the processed agricultural products originating in Romania listed in the Annex are opened from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005 under the conditions set out in that Annex.

Article 2

The Community tariff quotas referred to in Article 1 shall be managed by the Commission in accordance with Articles 308a, 308b and 308c of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 3

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 23 December 2004.

For the Commission



(1)  OJ L 318, 20.12.1993, p. 18. Regulation as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2000 (OJ L 298, 25.11.2000, p. 5).

(2)  OJ L 301, 11.11.1998, p.1.

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p.1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2286/2003 (OJ L 343, 31.12.2003, p.1).


Serial No

CN Code


Quota for 2005


Rate of duty applicable (1)


ex 1704

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa, excluding liquorice extract containing more than 10 % by weight of sucrose but not containing other added substances, falling within CN code 1704 90 10 (2)

2 100

0 + RAC


ex 1806

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa (2), other than those falling within CN codes 1806 10 15 or 1806 20 70

1 500

0 + RAC


ex 1902

Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed or otherwise prepared, excluding stuffed pasta falling within CN codes 1902 20 10 and 1902 20 30, couscous, whether or not prepared


0 + RAC


ex 1904

Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products (for example, corn flakes); cereals (other than maize (corn)) in grain form or in the form of flakes or other worked grains (except flour and meal), precooked or otherwise prepared, not elsewhere specified or included, excluding products falling within CN code 1904 20 10


0 + RAC



Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers’ wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products

1 875

0 + RAC


2101 30 19

2101 30 99

Roasted coffee substitutes

Extracts, essences and concentrates of roasted coffee substitutes excluding those of roasted chicory


0 + RAC


2105 00

Ice cream and other edible ice, whether or not containing cocoa


0 + RAC


0405 20 10

0405 20 30

ex 2106

ex 3302 10

3302 10 29

Dairy spreads of a fat content, by weight, of 39 % or more, but not exceeding 75 %

Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included other than those falling within CN codes 2106 10 20, 2106 90 20 and 2106 90 92 and other than flavoured or coloured sugar syrups (2)

Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures (including alcoholic solutions) with a basis of one or more of these substances, of a kind used for the beverages industries:


1 050

0 + RAC


2202 90 91

2202 90 95

2202 90 99

Non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of CN code 2009, containing products of CN codes 0401 to 0404 or fat obtained from products of CN codes 0401 to 0404


0 + RAC

(1)  RAC = reduced agricultural components (calculated in accordance with the basic amounts set out in Protocol 3 to the Agreement) applicable within the quantitative limits of the quotas. Such reduced agricultural components are subject to the maximum duty laid down in the common customs tariff, if any, and in the case of products falling within CN codes 1704 10 91, 1704 10 99, 2105 00 10, 2105 00 91 or 2106 90 10, to the maximum duty provided for in the Agreement.

(2)  Excluding goods containing 70 % or more by weight of sucrose (including invert sugar expressed as sucrose), falling within CN codes ex 1704 90 51, ex 1704 90 99, ex 1806 20 80, ex 1806 20 95, ex 1806 90 90 or ex 2106 90 98.