6.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 339/8


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1790/2006

of 5 December 2006

approving operations to check conformity to the marketing standards applicable to fresh fruit and vegetables carried out in Turkey prior to import into the Community

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables (1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001 of 12 June 2001 on checks on conformity to the marketing standards applicable to fresh fruit and vegetables (2) lays down the conditions for the approval of checking operations performed by certain third countries which so request prior to import into the Community.

(2)

The Turkish authorities sent the Commission a request for the approval of checking operations performed under the responsibility of the General Directorate of Standardisation for Foreign Trade. This request states that the aforementioned inspection bodies have the necessary staff, equipment and facilities to carry out checks, that they use methods equivalent to those referred to in Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001 and that the fresh fruit and vegetables exported from Turkey to the Community meet the Community marketing standards.

(3)

The information sent by the Member States to the Commission shows that, in the period 2001 to 2005, the incidence of non-conformity with marketing standards among imports from Turkey of fresh fruit and vegetables was low.

(4)

Checks on conformity carried out by Turkey should therefore be approved with effect from the date of implementation of the administrative cooperation procedure provided for in Article 7(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Checks on conformity to the marketing standards applicable to fresh fruit and vegetables carried out by Turkey prior to import into the Community are hereby approved in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001.

Article 2

Details of the official authority and inspection body in Turkey, as referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001, are given in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 3

The certificates referred to in the second subparagraph of Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001, issued following the checks referred to in Article 1 of this Regulation, must be drawn up on forms in conformity with the model set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from the date of publication in the C series of the Official Journal of the European Union of the notice referred to in Article 7(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001, relating to the establishment of administrative cooperation between the Community and Turkey.

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

Done at Brussels, 5 December 2006.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 297, 21.11.1996, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 47/2003 (OJ L 7, 11.1.2003, p. 64).

(2)  OJ L 156, 13.6.2001, p. 9. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 408/2003 (OJ L 62, 6.3.2003, p. 8).


ANNEX I

Official authority referred to in Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001:

General Directorate of Standardisation for Foreign Trade

General Director: Mr. Yavuz MOLLASALİHOĞLU

Head of the Department for Agriculture: Mrs. Çiğdem KILIÇKAYA

Address: İnönü Bulv. No: 36 Oda no: 2118 06510 Emek/Ankara

Tel. (90-312) 212 58 99

Fax (90-312) 212 68 64, (90-312) 205 09 18

E-mail: kilickayac@dtm.gov.tr

Inspection body referred to in Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001:

Regional Directorate of Western Anatolia

Regional Director: Mr. Muzaffer ERTÜRK

Address: Gazi Bulv. No: 126 Kat:1 35230 Basmane/İzmir

Tel. (90-232) 483 40 26

Fax (90-232) 48 37 72

E-mail: izmirbolge@dtm.gov.t

Regional Directorate of Southern Anatolia

Regional Director: Mr. Şükrü ÇALIŞKAN

Address: Çakmak Cad. Buğdaycı Apt. No:27 Kat:6/32 Mersin

Tel. (90-324) 237 97 18

Fax (90-324) 237 19 59

E-mail: mersinbolge@dtm.gov.tr

Regional Directorate of Southeastern Anatolia

Regional Director: Mr. M. Zihni DOĞAN

Address: Yeni Valilik Binası Kat:5 No:555 27330 Gaziantep

Tel. (90-342) 230 78 52

Fax (90-342) 221 21 44

E-mail: gaziantepbolge@dtm.gov.tr

Regional Directorate of Marmara

Regional Director: Mr. Çağatay ÖZTÜRK

Address: Dış Ticaret Kompleksi D Blok K-1-2 Çobançeşme Mevkii Sanayi Cad

Yenibosna – Bahçelievler/İstanbul

Tel. (90-212) 454 08 20

Fax (90-212) 454 08 22

E-mail: istanbulbolge@dtm.gov.tr

Regional Directorate of Eastern Black Sea

Regional Director: Mr. Ö. Naci GENÇTÜRK

Address: Hükümet Konağı Üst Zemin Kat 61040 Trabzon

Tel. (90-462) 230 19 82

Fax (90-462) 229 73 09

E-mail: izmirbolge@dtm.gov.tr

Regional Directorate of Central Anatolia

Regional Director: Mr. Caner SOLMAZ

Address: Mithatpaşa Cad. No: 18/4 Kızılay/Ankara

Tel. (90-312) 430 61 08

Fax (90-312) 430 61 09

E-mail: ankarabolge@dtm.gov.tr


ANNEX II

Model certificate referred to in Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001

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