5.1.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 1/5


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 3/2010

of 4 January 2010

amending Regulation (EU) No 1290/2009 fixing the import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 1 January 2010

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 of 28 June 1996 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 in respect of import duties in the cereals sector (2), and in particular Article 2(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The import duties in the cereals sector applicable from 1 January 2010 were fixed by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1290/2009 (3).

(2)

As the average of the import duties calculated differs by more than EUR 5/tonne from that fixed, a corresponding adjustment must be made to the import duties fixed by Regulation (EU) No 1290/2009.

(3)

Regulation (EU) No 1290/2009 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes I and II to Regulation (EU) No 1290/2009 are hereby replaced by the text 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.

It shall apply from 5 January 2010.

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

Done at Brussels, 4 January 2010.

For the Commission, On behalf of the President,

Jean-Luc DEMARTY

Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 161, 29.6.1996, p. 125.

(3)  OJ L 347, 24.12.2009, p. 11.


ANNEX I

Import duties on the products referred to in Article 136(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 applicable from 5 January 2010

CN code

Description

Import duties (1)

(EUR/t)

1001 10 00

Durum wheat, high quality

0,00

medium quality

0,00

low quality

2,44

1001 90 91

Common wheat seed

0,00

ex 1001 90 99

High quality common wheat, other than for sowing

0,00

1002 00 00

Rye

38,56

1005 10 90

Maize seed other than hybrid

18,00

1005 90 00

Maize, other than seed (2)

18,00

1007 00 90

Grain sorghum other than hybrids for sowing

38,56


(1)  For goods arriving in the Community via the Atlantic Ocean or via the Suez Canal the importer may benefit, under Article 2(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96, from a reduction in the duty of:

3 EUR/t, where the port of unloading is on the Mediterranean Sea, or

2 EUR/t, where the port of unloading is in Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom or the Atlantic coast of the Iberian peninsula.

(2)  The importer may benefit from a flatrate reduction of EUR 24 per tonne where the conditions laid down in Article 2(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96 are met.


ANNEX II

Factors for calculating the duties laid down in Annex I

31.12.2009

1.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

(EUR/t)

 

Common wheat (1)

Maize

Durum wheat, high quality

Durum wheat, medium quality (2)

Durum wheat, low quality (3)

Barley

Exchange

Minnéapolis

Chicago

Quotation

150,20

109,83

Fob price USA

135,93

125,93

105,93

98,22

Gulf of Mexico premium

8,71

Great Lakes premium

7,46

2.

Averages over the reference period referred to in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96:

Freight costs: Gulf of Mexico–Rotterdam:

22,39 EUR/t

Freight costs: Great Lakes–Rotterdam:

— EUR/t


(1)  Premium of 14 EUR/t incorporated (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(2)  Discount of 10 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).

(3)  Discount of 30 EUR/t (Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1249/96).