17.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 370/17


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2146/2004

of 16 December 2004

opening for the year 2005 a tariff quota applicable to the importation into the European Community of certain goods originating in Iceland resulting from the processing of agricultural products covered by Council Regulation (EC) No 3448/93

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 3448/93 of 6 December 1993 laying down the trade arrangements applicable to certain goods resulting from the processing of agricultural products (1), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 1999/492/EC of 21 June 1999 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Iceland, of the other part, on Protocol 2 to the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Iceland (2), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Iceland, of the other part, on Protocol 2 to the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Iceland, approved by Decision 1999/492/EC, provides for an annual tariff quota for imports originating in Iceland of sugar confectionery products and chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa. It is necessary to open that quota for 2005.

(2)

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) lays down rules for the management of tariff quotas. It is appropriate to provide that the tariff quota opened by this Regulation is to be managed in accordance with those rules.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for horizontal questions concerning trade in processed agricultural products not listed in Annex I,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

From 1 January to 31 December 2005, the goods originating in Iceland and imported into the Community which are listed in the Annex shall be subject to the duties set out in that Annex within the limits of the annual quota indicated therein.

Article 2

The tariff quota referred to in Article 1 shall be managed by the Commission in accordance with Articles 308a, 308b and 308c of Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93.

Article 3

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

It shall be applicable from 1 January 2005.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 December 2004.

For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN

Vice-President


(1)  OJ L 318, 20.12.1993, p. 18. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2580/2000 (OJ L 298, 25.11.2000, p. 5).

(2)  OJ L 192, 24.7.1999, p. 47.

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2286/2003 (OJ L 343, 31.12.2003, p. 1).


ANNEX

Order number

CN code

Description

Quota

Rate of duty applicable

09.0799

1704 90 10

1704 90 30

1704 90 51

1704 90 55

1704 90 61

1704 90 65

1704 90 71

1704 90 75

1704 90 81

1704 90 99

Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate) not containing cocoa, falling within CN code 1704 90

500 tonnes

50 % of the rate of duty for third countries (1) up to a maximum of EUR 35.15/100kg

1806 32 10

1806 32 90

1806 90 11

1806 90 19

1806 90 31

1806 90 39

1806 90 50

1806 90 60

1806 90 70

1806 90 90

1905 31 11

1905 31 19

1905 31 30

1905 31 91

1905 31 99

1905 32 11

1905 32 19

1905 32 91

1905 32 99

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa falling within CN codes 1806 32, 1806 90, 1905 31 and 1905 32


(1)  Rate of duty for third countries: rate consisting of the ad valorem duty plus, where appropriate, the agricultural component, limited to the maximum rate where provided for in the Common Customs Tariff.