29.1.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 25/6


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 87/2009

of 28 January 2009

on the issue of licences for importing rice under the tariff quotas opened for the January 2009 subperiod by Regulation (EC) No 327/98

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 of 31 August 2006 laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 327/98 of 10 February 1998 opening and providing for the administration of certain tariff quotas for imports of rice and broken rice (3), and in particular the first paragraph of Article 5 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 327/98 opened and provided for the administration of certain import tariff quotas for rice and broken rice, broken down by country of origin and split into several subperiods in accordance with Annex IX to Regulation.

(2)

The January subperiod is the first subperiod for the quotas provided for under Article 1(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98.

(3)

The notification sent in accordance with Article 8(a) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98 shows that, for the quotas with order numbers 09.4148 — 09.4154 — 09.4112 — 09.4116 — 09.4117 — 09.4118 — 09.4119 — 09.4166, the applications lodged in the first 10 working days of January 2009 under Article 4(1) of that Regulation cover a quantity greater than that available. The extent to which import licences may be issued should therefore be determined and the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities applied for under the quotas concerned should be laid down.

(4)

It is also clear from the notification that, for the quotas with order numbers 09.4127 — 09.4128 — 09.4149 — 09.4150 — 09.4152 — 09.4153, the applications lodged in the first 10 working days of January 2009 under Article 4(1) of the Regulation cover a quantity less than that available.

(5)

The total quantities available for the following subperiod should therefore be set for the quotas with order numbers 09.4127 — 09.4128 — 09.4148 — 09.4149 — 09.4150 — 09.4152 — 09.4153 — 09.4154 — 09.4112 — 09.4116 — 09.4117 — 09.4118 — 09.4119 — 09.4166, in accordance with the first paragraph of Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 327/98,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   For import licence applications for rice under the quotas with order numbers 09.4148 — 09.4154 — 09.4112 — 09.4116 — 09.4117 — 09.4118 — 09.4119 — 09.4166 referred to in Regulation (EC) No 327/98 lodged in the first 10 working days of January 2009, licences shall be issued for the quantities requested, multiplied by the allocation coefficients set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

2.   The total quantities available under the quotas with order numbers 09.4127 — 09.4128 — 09.4148 — 09.4149 — 09.4150 — 09.4152 — 09.4153 — 09.4154 — 09.4112 — 09.4116 — 09.4117 — 09.4118 — 09.4119 — 09.4166 referred to in Regulation (EC) No 327/98 for the next subperiod are set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day 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, 28 January 2009.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 37, 11.2.1998, p. 5.


ANNEX

Quantities to be allocated for the July 2008 subperiod and quantities available for the following subperiod under Regulation (EC) No 327/98

(a)   Quota of wholly milled or semi-milled rice falling within CN code 1006 30 provided for in Article 1(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Order number

Allocation coefficient for the January 2009 subperiod

Total quantities available for April 2009 subperiod

(kg)

United States of America

09.4127

 (2)

22 545 000

Thailand

09.4128

 (2)

8 738 852

Australia

09.4129

 (3)

1 019 000

Other origins

09.4130

 (3)

1 805 000


(b)   Quota for husked rice falling within CN code 1006 20 provided for in Article 1(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Order number

Allocation coefficient for the January 2009 subperiod

Total quantities available for July 2009 subperiod

(kg)

All countries

09.4148

1,690006 %

0


(c)   Quota for broken rice falling within CN code 1006 40 provided for in Article 1(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Order number

Award coefficient for January 2009 subperiod

Total quantities available for July 2009 subperiod

(kg)

Thailand

09.4149

 (2)

31 370 790

Australia

09.4150

 (1)

16 000 000

Guyana

09.4152

 (1)

11 000 000

United States of America

09.4153

 (2)

6 215 000

Other origins

09.4154

1,449194 %

6 000 010


(d)   Quota for wholly milled or semi-milled rice falling within CN code 1006 30 provided for in Article 1(1)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Order number

Allocation coefficient for the January 2009

Total quantities available for July 2009 subperiod

(kg)

Thailand

09.4112

1,298370 %

0

United States of America

09.4116

2,081253 %

0

India

09.4117

1,315789 %

0

Pakistan

09.4118

1,072615 %

0

Other origins

09.4119

1,092084 %

0

All countries

09.4166

1,002539 %

17 011 012


(1)  No award coefficient applied for this subperiod: no licence applications were notified to the Commission.

(2)  Applications cover quantities less than or equal to the quantities available: all applications are therefore acceptable.

(3)  No quantity available for this subperiod.