22.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 374/44


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2206/2004

of 21 December 2004

fixing the export refunds on rice and broken rice and suspending the issue of export licences

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 of 29 September 2003 on the common organisation of the market in rice (1), and in particular Article 14(3) and 19 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 provides that the difference between quotations or prices on the world market for the products listed in Article 1 of that Regulation and prices for those products within the Community may be covered by an export refund.

(2)

Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003, provides that when refunds are being fixed, account must be taken of the existing situation and the future trend with regard to prices and availability of rice and broken rice on the Community market on the one hand and prices for rice and broken rice on the world market on the other. The same Article provides that it is also important to ensure equilibrium and the natural development of prices and trade on the rice market and, furthermore, to take into account the economic aspect of the proposed exports and the need to avoid disturbances of the Community market with limits resulting from agreements concluded in accordance with Article 300 of the Treaty.

(3)

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1361/76 (2) lays down the maximum percentage of broken rice allowed in rice for which an export refund is fixed and specifies the percentage by which that refund is to be reduced where the proportion of broken rice in the rice exported exceeds that maximum.

(4)

The maximum export refund for rend, medium and long A rice was fixed at a relatively low level. Consequently, it is not justified for the moment to fix a common right to refund for rice.

(5)

Article 14(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 defines the specific criteria to be taken into account when the export refund on rice and broken rice is being calculated.

(6)

The world market situation or the specific requirements of certain markets may make it necessary to vary the refund for certain products according to destination.

(7)

A separate refund should be fixed for packaged long grain rice to accommodate current demand for the product on certain markets.

(8)

The refund must be fixed at least once a month; whereas it may be altered in the intervening period.

(9)

It follows from applying these rules and criteria to the present situation on the market in rice and in particular to quotations or prices for rice and broken rice within the Community and on the world market, that the refund should be fixed as set out in the Annex hereto.

(10)

For the purposes of administering the volume restrictions resulting from Community commitments in the context of the WTO, the issue of export licences with advance fixing of the refund should be restricted.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Cereals,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The export refunds on the products listed in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1785/2003 with the exception of those listed in paragraph 1(c) of that Article, exported in the natural state, shall be as set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

The issue of export licences with advance fixing of the refund is hereby suspended.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on 22 December 2004.

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

Done at Brussels, 21 December 2004.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96.

(2)  OJ L 154, 15.6.1976, p. 11.


ANNEX

to the Commission Regulation of 21 December 2004 fixing the export refunds on rice and broken rice and suspending the issue of export licences

Product code

Destination

Unit of measurement

Amount of refunds (1)

1006 20 11 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 20 13 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 20 15 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 20 17 9000

 

1006 20 92 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 20 94 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 20 96 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 20 98 9000

 

1006 30 21 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 30 23 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 30 25 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 30 27 9000

 

1006 30 42 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 30 44 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 30 46 9000

R01

EUR/t

0

1006 30 48 9000

 

1006 30 61 9100

R01

EUR/t

0

R02

EUR/t

0

R03

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 61 9900

R01

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

1006 30 63 9100

R01

EUR/t

0

R02

EUR/t

0

R03

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 63 9900

R01

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

1006 30 65 9100

R01

EUR/t

0

R02

EUR/t

0

R03

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 65 9900

R01

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

1006 30 67 9100

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

1006 30 67 9900

066

EUR/t

0

1006 30 92 9100

R01

EUR/t

0

R02

EUR/t

0

R03

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 92 9900

R01

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

1006 30 94 9100

R01

EUR/t

0

R02

EUR/t

0

R03

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 94 9900

R01

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

1006 30 96 9100

R01

EUR/t

0

R02

EUR/t

0

R03

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 96 9900

R01

EUR/t

0

A97

EUR/t

0

066

EUR/t

0

1006 30 98 9100

021 and 023

EUR/t

0

1006 30 98 9900

 

1006 40 00 9000

 

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

The numeric destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).

The other destinations are defined as follows:

R01

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, communes of Livigno and Campione d'Italia.

R02

Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Ex-Spanish Sahara, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, West Bank/Gaza Strip, Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Russia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

R03

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Bermuda, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, A40 except the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Turks and Caicos Islands, A11 except Suriname, Guyana, Madagascar.


(1)  The procedure laid down in Article 8(3) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1342/2003 (OJ L 189, 29.7.2003, p. 12) applies to licences applied for under that Regulation for quantities according to the destination:

destination R01:

0 t,

destinations R02 and R03:

0 t,

destinations 021 and 023:

0 t,

destination 066:

0 t,

destination A97:

0 t.

NB: The product codes and the ‘A’ series destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EEC) No 3846/87 (OJ L 366, 24.12.1987, p. 1) as amended.

The numeric destination codes are set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 (OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11).

The other destinations are defined as follows:

R01

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, communes of Livigno and Campione d'Italia.

R02

Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Ex-Spanish Sahara, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, West Bank/Gaza Strip, Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Russia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

R03

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba, Bermuda, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, A40 except the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Turks and Caicos Islands, A11 except Suriname, Guyana, Madagascar.