16.3.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 79/4


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 428/2006

of 15 March 2006

on the issuing of system A3 export licences in the fruit and vegetables sector (tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples)

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 the third subparagraph of Article 35(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 292/2006 (2) opens an invitation to tender setting the indicative refund rates and indicative quantities for system A3 export licences, which may be issued, other than those tendered for as part of food aid.

(2)

In the light of the tenders submitted, the maximum refund rates and the percentages of quantities to be awarded for tenders quoting those maximum rates should be set.

(3)

In the case of tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples, the maximum rate necessary to award licences for the indicative quantity up to the quantities tendered for is not more than one-and-a-half times the indicative refund rate,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In the case of tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples, the maximum refund rates and the percentages for reducing the quantities awarded under the invitation to tender opened by Regulation (EC) No 292/2006 shall be fixed in the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 16 March 2006.

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

Done at Brussels, 15 March 2006.

For the Commission

J. L. DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(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 48, 18.2.2006, p. 3.


ANNEX

Issuing of system A3 export licences in the fruit and vegetable sector (tomatoes, oranges, lemons and apples)

Product

Maximum refund rate

(EUR/t net)

Percentage awarded of quantities tendered for quoting the maximum refund rate

Tomatoes

40

100 %

Oranges

50

100 %

Lemons

70

100 %

Apples

43

100 %