22.8.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 217/9


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 977/2007

of 20 August 2007

amending Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on apples

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 33(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 of 30 July 1996 on rules of application for additional import duties on fruit and vegetables (2) provides for surveillance of imports of the products listed in the Annex thereto. That surveillance is to be carried out in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 308d of 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 Community Customs Code (3).

(2)

For the purposes of Article 5(4) of the Agreement on Agriculture (4) concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and in the light of the latest data available for 2004, 2005 and 2006, the trigger levels for additional duties on apples.

(3)

As a result, Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 should be amended.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1555/96 is hereby replaced by the Annex hereto.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 1 September 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 20 August 2007.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 47/2003 (OJ L 7, 11.1.2003, p. 64).

(2)  OJ L 193, 3.8.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 589/2007 (OJ L 139, 31.5.2007, p. 17).

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 214/2007 (OJ L 62, 1.3.2007, p. 6).

(4)  OJ L 336, 23.12.1994, p. 22.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX

Without prejudice to the rules governing the interpretation of the combined nomenclature, the description of the products is deemed to be indicative only. The scope of the additional duties for the purposes of this Annex is determined by the scope of the CN codes as they exist at the time of the adoption of this Regulation.

Serial No

CN code

Description

Trigger period

Trigger level

(tonnes)

78.0015

0702 00 00

Tomatoes

1 October to 31 May

325 524

78.0020

1 June to 30 September

25 110

78.0065

0707 00 05

Cucumbers

1 May to 31 October

3 462

78.0075

1 November to 30 April

7 332

78.0085

0709 90 80

Artichokes

1 November to 30 June

5 770

78.0100

0709 90 70

Courgettes

1 January to 31 December

37 250

78.0110

0805 10 20

Oranges

1 December to 31 May

271 744

78.0120

0805 20 10

Clementines

1 November to end of February

116 637

78.0130

0805 20 30

0805 20 50

0805 20 70

0805 20 90

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

1 November to end of February

91 359

78.0155

0805 50 10

Lemons

1 June to 31 December

326 811

78.0160

1 January to 31 May

61 504

78.0170

0806 10 10

Table grapes

21 July to 20 November

70 731

78.0175

0808 10 80

Apples

1 January to 31 August

882 977

78.0180

1 September to 31 December

78 670

78.0220

0808 20 50

Pears

1 January to 30 April

239 427

78.0235

1 July to 31 December

35 716

78.0250

0809 10 00

Apricots

1 June to 31 July

14 163

78.0265

0809 20 95

Cherries, other than sour cherries

21 May to 10 August

114 530

78.0270

0809 30

Peaches, including nectarines

11 June to 30 September

11 980

78.0280

0809 40 05

Plums

11 June to 30 September

5 806’