2.2.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 29/35


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 182/2006

of 1 February 2006

on granting of import licences for cane sugar for the purposes of certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/2001 of 19 June 2001 on the common organisation of the markets in the sugar sector (1),

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1095/96 of 18 June 1996 on the implementation of the concessions set out in Schedule CXL drawn up in the wake of the conclusion of the GATT XXIV.6 negotiations (2),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 of 30 June 2003 laying down detailed rules of application for the 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2005/06 marketing years for the import of cane sugar under certain tariff quotas and preferential agreements and amending Regulations (EC) No 1464/95 and (EC) No 779/96 (3), and in particular Article 5(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 stipulates how the delivery obligations at zero duty of products of CN code 1701, expressed in white sugar equivalent, are to be determined for imports originating in signatory countries to the ACP Protocol and the Agreement with India.

(2)

Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 stipulates how the zero duty tariff quotas for products of CN code 1701 11 10, expressed in white sugar equivalent, are to be determined for imports originating in signatory countries to the ACP Protocol and the Agreement with India.

(3)

Article 22 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 opens tariff quotas at a duty of EUR 98 per tonne for products of CN code 1701 11 10 for imports originating in Brazil, Cuba and other third countries.

(4)

In the week of 23 to 27 January 2006 applications were presented to the competent authorities in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 for import licences for a total quantity exceeding a country's delivery obligation quantity of ACP-India preferential sugar determined pursuant to Article 9 of that Regulation.

(5)

In the week 23 to 27 January 2006 applications were presented to the competent authorities in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 for import licences for a total quantity exceeding the contingent stipulated in Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 for special preferential sugar.

(6)

In these circumstances the Commission must set reduction coefficients to be used so that licences are issued for quantities scaled down in proportion to the total available and must indicate that the limit in question has been reached,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the case of import licence applications presented from 23 to 27 January 2006 in line with Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003 licences shall be issued for the quantities indicated in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 2 February 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 1 February 2006.

For the Commission

J. L. DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 178, 30.6.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 987/2005 (OJ L 167, 29.6.2005, p. 12).

(2)  OJ L 146, 20.6.1996, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 162, 1.7.2003, p. 25. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 568/2005 (OJ L 97, 15.4.2005, p. 9).


ANNEX

ACP–INDIA preferential sugar

Title II of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003

2005/06 marketing year

Country

Week of 23.1.2006-27.1.2006: percentage of requested quantity to be granted

Limit

Barbados

100

 

Belize

100

 

Congo

0

reached

Fiji

100

 

Guyana

100

 

India

92,9965

reached

Côte d'Ivoire

100

 

Jamaica

100

 

Kenya

100

 

Madagascar

100

 

Malawi

100

 

Mauritius

100

 

Mozambique

0

reached

Saint Kitts and Nevis

100

 

Swaziland

100

 

Tanzania

0

reached

Trinidad and Tobago

100

 

Zambia

100

 

Zimbabwe

0

reached


Special preferential sugar

Title III of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003

2005/06 marketing year

Country

Week of 23.1.2006-27.1.2006: percentage of requested quantity to be granted

Limit

India

100

reached

ACP

0

reached


CXL concessions sugar

Title IV of Regulation (EC) No 1159/2003

2005/06 marketing year

Country

Week of 23.1.2006-27.1.2006: percentage of requested quantity to be granted

Limit

Brazil

0

reached

Cuba

100

 

Other third countries

0

reached