12.7.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 176/21


DECISION No 1/2018 OF THE EU-REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ASSOCIATION COUNCIL

of 3 May 2018

as regards the amendment of Annex XXVI to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part [2018/984]

THE EU-REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ASSOCIATION COUNCIL,

Having regard to the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part, and in particular Article 436(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Moldova, of the other part (1) (the ‘Agreement’) was signed on 27 June 2014.

(2)

Article 201 of the Agreement provides for the gradual approximation to the Union's customs law and certain international law to be carried out as set out in Annex XXVI to the Agreement.

(3)

Annex XXVI to the Agreement specifies that approximation with the provisions of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 (2) is to be carried out by the Republic of Moldova within three years following the entry into force of the Agreement.

(4)

Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 has been repealed and, since 1 May 2016, the substantive provisions of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) are in application in the Union.

(5)

At the meeting of the EU-Republic of Moldova Customs Sub-Committee held on 6 October 2016, it was concluded that Annex XXVI to the Agreement should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex XXVI to the Agreement is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 3 May 2018.

For the Association Council

The Chair

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 260, 30.8.2014, p. 4.

(2)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302, 19.10.1992, p. 1).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1).


ANNEX

The first section of Annex XXVI to the Agreement is amended as follows:

The reference ‘Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code’ is replaced by the reference ‘Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code’.