28.9.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 253/34


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1123/2007

of 27 September 2007

on the issue of licences for importing rice under the tariff quotas opened for the September 2007 subperiod by Regulation (EC) No 327/98

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 markets in rice (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1301/2006 of 31 August 2006 laying down common rules for the administration of import tariff quotas for agricultural products managed by a system of import licences (2), and in particular Article 7(2) thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 327/98 of 10 February 1998 opening and providing for the administration of certain tariff quotas for imports of rice and broken rice (3), and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 5 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 327/98 opened and provided for the administration of certain import tariff quotas for rice and broken rice, broken down by country of origin and split into several subperiods in accordance with Annex IX to the Regulation.

(2)

September is the fourth subperiod for the quota laid down in Article 1(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98, the third subperiod for the quotas laid down in Article 1(1)(d) and the first subperiod for the quota laid down in Article 1(1)(e).

(3)

The notifications presented under Article 8(a) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98 show that, for the quotas with serial numbers 09.4130, 09.4117, 09.4118, 09.4119 and 09.4168, the applications lodged in the first 10 working days of September 2007 under Article 4(1) of the Regulation cover a quantity greater than that available. The extent to which import licences may be issued should therefore be determined by establishing the allocation coefficient to be applied to the quantities requested under the quota[s] in question.

(4)

It is also clear from the notifications that, for the quotas with serial numbers 09.4127, 09.412, 09.4129 and 09.4112, the applications lodged in the first 10 working days of September 2007 under Article 4(1) of the Regulation (EC) No 327/98, cover a quantity less than or equal to that available.

(5)

The quantities not used for the September subperiod of the quotas with serial numbers 09.4127, 09.4128 and 09.4129 are transferred to the quota with serial number 09.4138 for the following subperiod under Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 327/98.

(6)

The total quantities available for the following subperiod should therefore be fixed for the quotas with serial numbers 09.4138 and 09.4168, in accordance with the first subparagraph of Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 327/98,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   For import licence applications for rice under the quotas with serial numbers 09.4130, 09.4117, 09.4118, 09.4119 and 09.4168 as referred to in Regulation (EC) No 327/98 lodged in the first 10 working days of September 2007, licences shall be issued for the quantities requested, multiplied by the allocation coefficients set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

2.   The total quantities available under the quotas with serial numbers 09.4138 and 09.4168 as referred to in Regulation (EC) No 327/98 for the following subperiod are set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 27 September 2007.

For the Commission

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 270, 21.10.2003, p. 96. Regulation as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 797/2006 (OJ L 144, 31.5.2006, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 238, 1.9.2006, p. 13. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 289/2007 (OJ L 78, 17.3.2007, p. 17).

(3)  OJ L 37, 11.2.1998, p. 5. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2019/2006 (OJ L 384, 29.12.2006, p. 48).


ANNEX

Quantities to be allocated for the September 2007 subperiod and quantities available for the following subperiod under Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

(a)   Quota for wholly milled or semi-milled rice falling within CN code 1006 30 provided for in Article 1(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Serial number

Allocation coefficient for September 2007 subperiod

Total quantities available for September 2007 subperiod

(kg)

United States of America

09.4127

 (2)

 

Thailand

09.4128

 (2)

 

Australia

09.4129

 (2)

 

Other origins

09.4130

83,630141 %

 

All countries

09.4138

 

16 206 129


(b)   Quota for wholly milled or semi-milled rice falling within CN code 1006 30 40 provided for in Article 1(1)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Serial number

Allocation coefficient for September 2007 subperiod

Thailand

09.4112

 (2)

United States of America

09.4116

 (3)

India

09.4117

19,261642 %

Pakistan

09.4118

33,333333 %

Other origins

09.4119

20,000000 %

All countries

09.4166

 (3)


(c)   Quota for broken rice falling within CN code 1006 40 provided for in Article 1(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 327/98:

Origin

Serial number

Allocation coefficient for September 2007 subperiod

Total quantities available for October 2007 subperiod

(kg)

All countries

09.4168

1,505425 %

0


(1)  No allocation coefficient for this subperiod: no licence applications were sent to the Commission.

(2)  Applications cover quantities less than or equal to the quantities available: all applications are therefore acceptable.

(3)  No quantity available for this subperiod.