21.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 373/44


COMMISSION DECISION

of 29 November 2004

on the conclusion of an Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Chile concerning amendments to Appendix I to the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, taking into account the enlargement

(2004/881/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 2002/979/EC of 18 November 2002 on the signature and provisional application of certain provisions of an Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part (1), and in particular Article 5(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Taking account of the enlargement, it is necessary to amend Appendix I, Section A of the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, in order to protect the new spirit terms of the new Member States with effect from 1 May 2004.

(2)

Therefore, the Community and the Republic of Chile have negotiated, in accordance with Article 16(2) of the aforementioned Agreement, an agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters to amend its Appendix I, section A. This Exchange of Letters should therefore be approved.

(3)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Implementation Committee for Spirit Drinks,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Chile amending Appendix I, Section A of the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, is hereby approved on behalf of the Community.

The text of the Agreement is attached to this Decision.

Article 2

The Commissioner of Agriculture is hereby empowered to sign the Exchange of Letters in order to bind the Community.

Done at Brussels, 29 November 2004.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 352, 30.12.2002, p. 1.


AGREEMENT IN THE FORM OF AN EXCHANGE OF LETTERS

between the European Community and the Republic of Chile concerning amendment of Appendix I to the Agreement on trade in spirits drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part

Brussels, 30 November 2004

Sir,

I have the honour to refer to meetings related to technical adaptations which have been held under Article 16(2) of the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, of 18 November 2002, which provides that the Contracting Parties may, by mutual consent, amend this Agreement.

As you are already aware the enlargement of the European Union took place on 1 May 2004. Therefore, in this context it is necessary to make technical adaptations to Appendix I, Section A (List of protected designations for spirit drinks originating in the Community) of the above-mentioned Agreement, in order to include the recognition and protection of designations for spirit drinks of the new Member States with a view to be applied by the Parties with effect from 1 May 2004.

I have therefore the honour to propose that Appendix I, Section A to the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, be replaced by the Appendix attached hereto, with effect as of 1 May 2004, i.e. the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.

I should be obliged if you would confirm that your Government is in agreement with the contents of this letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

On behalf of the European Community

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Brussels, 30 November 2004

Madam,

I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 30 November 2004 which reads as follows:

‘I have the honour to refer to meetings related to technical adaptations which have been held under Article 16(2) of the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, of 18 November 2002, which provides that the Contracting Parties may, by mutual consent, amend this Agreement.

As you are already aware the enlargement of the European Union took place on 1 May 2004. Therefore, in this context it is necessary to make technical adaptations to Appendix I, Section A (List of protected designations for spirit drinks originating in the Community) of the above-mentioned Agreement, in order to include the recognition and protection of designations for spirit drinks of the new Member States with a view to be applied by the Parties with effect from 1 May 2004.

I have therefore the honour to propose that Appendix I, Section A to the Agreement on trade in spirit drinks and aromatised drinks of the Association Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part, be replaced by the Appendix attached hereto, with effect as of 1 May 2004, i.e. the date of entry into force of the Treaty of Accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.

I should be obliged if you would confirm that your Government is in agreement with the contents of this letter.’

I have the honour to inform you that the Republic of Chile is in agreement with the content of this letter.

Please accept, Sir, the assurance of my highest consideration.

On behalf of the Republic of Chile

Alberto VAN KLAVEREN

‘APPENDIX 1

(referred to in Article 6)

PROTECTED DESIGNATIONS FOR SPIRIT DRINKS AND AROMATISED DRINKS

A.   List of protected designations of spirit drinks originating in the Community

1.   Rum

 

Rhum de la Martinique/Rhum de la Martinique traditionnel

 

Rhum de la Guadeloupe/Rhum de la Guadeloupe traditionnel

 

Rhum de la Réunion/Rhum de la Réunion traditionnel

 

Rhum de la Guyane/Rhum de la Guyane traditionnel

 

Ron de Málaga

 

Ron de Granada

 

Rum da Madeira

2. (a)   Whisky

 

Scotch Whisky

 

Irish Whisky

 

Whisky español

(These designations may be supplemented by the terms “malt” or “grain”)

2. (b)   Whiskey

 

Irish Whiskey

 

Uisce Beatha Eireannach/Irish Whiskey

(These designations may be supplemented by the terms “Pot Still”)

3.   Grain spirit

 

Eau-de-vie de seigle de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Korn

 

Kornbrand

4.   Wine spirit

 

Eau-de-vie de Cognac

 

Eau-de-vie des Charentes

 

Cognac

(The designation “Cognac” may be supplemented by the following terms:

Fine

Grande Fine Champagne

Grande Champagne

Petite Champagne

Petite Fine Champagne

Fine Champagne

Borderies

Fins Bois

Bons Bois)

 

Fine Bordeaux

 

Armagnac

 

Bas Armagnac

 

Haut Armagnac

 

Ténarèse

 

Eau-de-vie de vin de la Marne

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire d'Aquitaine

 

Eau-de-vie de vin de Bourgogne

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire du Centre-Est

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire de Franche-Comté

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire du Bugey

 

Eau-de-vie de vin de Savoie

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire des Coteaux de la Loire

 

Eau-de-vie de vin des Côtes-du-Rhône

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire de Provence

 

Eau-de-vie de Faugères/Faugères

 

Eau-de-vie de vin originaire du Languedoc

 

Aguardente do Minho

 

Aguardente do Douro

 

Aguardente da Beira Interior

 

Aguardente da Bairrada

 

Aguardente do Oeste

 

Aguardente do Ribatejo

 

Aguardente do Alentejo

 

Aguardente do Algarve

 

Aguardente de Vinho da Região dos Vinhos Verdes

 

Aguardente da Região dos Vinhos Verdes Alvarinho

 

Lourinhã

5.   Brandy

 

Brandy de Jerez

 

Brandy del Penedés

 

Brandy italiano

 

Brandy Αττικής/Brandy of Attica

 

Brandy Πελλοπονήσου/Brandy of the Peloponnese

 

Brandy Κεντρικής Ελλάδας/Brandy of Central Greece

 

Deutscher Weinbrand

 

Wachauer Weinbrand

 

Weinbrand Dürnstein

 

Karpatské brandy špeciál

6.   Grape marc spirit

 

Eau-de-vie de marc de Champagne ou

Marc de Champagne

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire d'Aquitaine

 

Eau-de-vie de marc de Bourgogne

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire du Centre-Est

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Franche-Comté

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Bugey

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Savoie

 

Marc de Bourgogne

 

Marc de Savoie

 

Marc d'Auvergne

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire des Coteaux de la Loire

 

Eau-de-vie de marc des Côtes-du-Rhône

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire de Provence

 

Eau-de-vie de marc originaire du Languedoc

 

Marc d'Alsace Gewürztraminer

 

Marc de Lorraine

 

Bagaceira do Minho

 

Bagaceira do Douro

 

Bagaceira da Beira Interior

 

Bagaceira da Bairrada

 

Bagaceira do Oeste

 

Bagaceira do Ribatejo

 

Bagaceira do Alentejo

 

Bagaceira do Algarve

 

Aguardente Bagaceira da Região dos Vinhos Verdes

 

Bagaceira da Região dos Vinhos Verdes Alvarinho

 

Orujo gallego

 

Grappa

 

Grappa di Barolo

 

Grappa piemontese/Grappa del Piemonte

 

Grappa lombarda/Grappa di Lombardia

 

Grappa trentina/Grappa del Trentino

 

Grappa friulana/Grappa del Friuli

 

Grappa veneta/Grappa del Veneto

 

Südtiroler Grappa/Grappa dell'Alto Adige

 

Τσικουδιά Κρήτης/Tsikoudia of Crete

 

Τσίπουρο Μακεδονίας/Tsipouro of Macedonia

 

Τσίπουρο Θεσσαλίας/Tsipouro of Thessaly

 

Τσίπουρο Τυρνάβου/Tsipouro of Tyrnavos

 

Eau-de-vie de marc de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Ζιβανία/Zivania

 

Pálinka

7.   Fruit spirit

 

Schwarzwälder Kirschwasser

 

Schwarzwälder Himbeergeist

 

Schwarzwälder Mirabellenwasser

 

Schwarzwälder Williamsbirne

 

Schwarzwälder Zwetschgenwasser

 

Fränkisches Zwetschgenwasser

 

Fränkisches Kirschwasser

 

Fränkischer Obstler

 

Mirabelle de Lorraine

 

Kirsch d'Alsace

 

Quetsch d'Alsace

 

Framboise d'Alsace

 

Mirabelle d'Alsace

 

Kirsch de Fougerolles

 

Südtiroler Williams/Williams dell'Alto Adige

 

Südtiroler Aprikot/Südtiroler

 

Marille/Aprikot dell'Alto Adige/Marille dell'Alto Adige

 

Südtiroler Kirsch/Kirsch dell'Alto Adige

 

Südtiroler Zwetschgeler/Zwetschgeler dell'Alto Adige

 

Südtiroler Obstler/Obstler dell'Alto Adige

 

Südtiroler Gravensteiner/Gravensteiner dell'Alto Adige

 

Südtiroler Golden Delicious/Golden Delicious dell'Alto Adige

 

Williams friulano o del Friuli

 

Sliwovitz del Veneto

 

Sliwovitz del Friuli-Venezia Giulia

 

Sliwovitz del Trentino-Alto Adige

 

Distillato di mele trentino o del Trentino

 

Williams trentino o del Trentino

 

Sliwovitz trentino o del Trentino

 

Aprikot trentino o del Trentino

 

Medronheira do Algarve

 

Medronheira do Buçaco

 

Kirsch o Kirschwasser friulano

 

Kirsch o Kirschwasser trentino

 

Kirsch o Kirschwasser Veneto

 

Aguardente de pêra da Lousã

 

Eau-de-vie de pommes de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Eau-de-vie de poires de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Eau-de-vie de kirsch de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Eau-de-vie de quetsch de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Eau-de-vie de mirabelle de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Eau-de-vie de prunelles de marque nationale luxembourgeoise

 

Wachauer Marillenbrand

 

Bošácka Slivovica

 

Szatmári Szilvapálinka

 

Kecskeméti Barackpálinka

 

Békési Szilvapálinka

 

Szabolcsi Almapálinka

 

Slivovice

 

Pálinka

8.   Cider spirit and perry spirit

 

Calvados

 

Calvados du Pays d'Auge

 

Eau-de-vie de cidre de Bretagne

 

Eau-de-vie de poiré de Bretagne

 

Eau-de-vie de cidre de Normandie

 

Eau-de-vie de poiré de Normandie

 

Eau-de-vie de cidre du Maine

 

Aguardiente de sidra de Asturias

 

Eau-de-vie de poiré du Maine

9.   Gentian spirit

 

Bayerischer Gebirgsenzian

 

Südtiroler Enzian/Genzians dell'Alto Adige

 

Genziana trentina o del Trentino

10.   Fruit spirit drinks

 

Pacharán

 

Pacharán navarro

11.   Juniper-flavoured spirit drinks

 

Ostfriesischer Korngenever

 

Genièvre Flandres Artois

 

Hasseltse jenever

 

Balegemse jenever

 

Péket de Wallonie

 

Steinhäger

 

Plymouth Gin

 

Gin de Mahón

 

Vilniaus Džinas

 

Spišská Borovička

 

Slovenská Borovička Juniperus

 

Slovenská Borovička

 

Inovecká Borovička

 

Liptovská Borovička

12.   Caraway-flavoured spirit drinks

 

Dansk Akvavit/Dansk Aquavit

 

Svensk Aquavit/Svensk Akvavit/Swedish Aquavit

13.   Aniseed-flavoured spirit drinks

 

Anís español

 

Évora anisada

 

Cazalla

 

Chinchón

 

Ojén

 

Rute

 

Oύζο/Ouzo

14.   Liqueur

 

Berliner Kümmel

 

Hamburger Kümmel

 

Münchener Kümmel

 

Chiemseer Klosterlikör

 

Bayerischer Kräuterlikör

 

Cassis de Dijon

 

Cassis de Beaufort

 

Irish Cream

 

Palo de Mallorca

 

Ginjinha portuguesa

 

Licor de Singeverga

 

Benediktbeurer Klosterlikör

 

Ettaler Klosterlikör

 

Ratafia de Champagne

 

Ratafia catalana

 

Anis português

 

Finnish berry/Finnish fruit liqueur

 

Grossglockner Alpenbitter

 

Mariazeller Magenlikör

 

Mariazeller Jagasaftl

 

Puchheimer Bitter

 

Puchheimer Schlossgeist

 

Steinfelder Magenbitter

 

Wachauer Marillenlikör

 

Jägertee/Jagertee/Jagatee

 

Allažu Kimelis

 

Čepkelių

 

Demänovka Bylinný Likér

 

Polish Cherry

 

Karlovarská Hořká

15.   Spirit drinks

 

Pommeau de Bretagne

 

Pommeau du Maine

 

Pommeau de Normandie

 

Svensk Punsch/Swedish Punch

 

Slivovice

16.   Vodka

 

Svensk Vodka/Swedish Vodka

 

Suomalainen Vodka/Finsk Vodka/Vodka of Finland

 

Polska Wódka/Polish Vodka

 

Laugarício Vodka

 

Originali Lietuviška degtiné

 

Wódka ziołowa z Niziny Północnopodlaskiej aromatyzowana ekstraktem z trawy żubrowej/Herbal Vodka from the North Podlasie Lowland aromatised with an extract of bison grass

 

Latvijas Dzidrais

 

Rīgas Degvīns

 

LB Degvīns

 

LB Vodka

17.   Bitter-tasting spirit drinks

 

Rīgas melnais Balzāms/Riga Black Balsam

 

Demänovka bylinná horká’.