22.9.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 297/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1652/2004

of 20 September 2004

authorising transfers between the quantitative limits of textiles and clothing products originating in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 of 12 October 1993 on common rules for imports of certain textile products from third countries (1), and in particular Article 7 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Memorandum of Understanding between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on arrangements in the area of market access for textile products, initialled on 31 December 1994 and approved by Council Decision 96/386/EC (2), provides that favourable consideration should be given to certain requests for so-called ‘exceptional flexibility’ by Pakistan.

(2)

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan submitted a request for transfers between categories on 24 May 2004.

(3)

The transfers requested by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan fall within the limits of the flexibility provisions referred to in Article 7 of Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93 and set out in Annex VIII thereto.

(4)

It is appropriate to grant the request.

(5)

It is desirable for this Regulation to enter into force on the day after its publication in order to allow operators to benefit from it as soon as possible.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Textile Committee set up by Article 17 of Regulation (EEC) No 3030/93,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Transfers between the quantitative limits for textile goods originating in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan are authorised for the quota year 2004 in accordance with the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of 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, 20 September 2004.

For the Commission

Pascal LAMY

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 275, 8.11.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by regulation (EC) No 487/2004 (OJ L 79, 17.3.2004, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 153, 27.6.1996, p. 47.


ANNEX

PAKISTAN

ADJUSTMENT

Group

Category

Unit

Limit 2004

Adjusted working level

Quantity in units

Quantity in tonnes

%

Flexibility

New adjusted working level

IB

4

pieces

50 030 000

54 445 723

12 960 000

2 000

25,9

Transfer from category 28

67 405 723

IB

5

pieces

14 849 000

15 467 728

2 265 000

500

15,3

Transfer from category 28

17 732 728

IIA

20

kilograms

59 896 000

61 953 754

1 500 000

1 500

2,5

Transfer from category 28

63 453 754

IIB

28

pieces

128 083 000

137 043 630

– 6 440 000

– 4 000

– 5,0

Transfer to categories 4, 5 and 20

130 603 630