30.4.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 111/24


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/678

of 29 April 2015

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on tomatoes, cucumbers, table grapes, apricots, cherries, other than sour, peaches, including nectarines, and plums

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (1), and in particular Article 183(b) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 (2) provides for the surveillance of the imports of the products listed in Annex XVIII thereto. That surveillance is to be carried out in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 308d of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 (3).

(2)

For the purposes of Article 5(4) of the Agreement on Agriculture (4) concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and in the light of the latest data available for 2012, 2013 and 2014, the trigger levels for additional duties on cucumbers and cherries, other than sour, should be amended with effect from 1 May 2015 whilst those on tomatoes, table grapes, apricots, peaches, including nectarines, and plums should be amended with effect from 1 June 2015.

(3)

Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 should therefore be amended accordingly. For reasons of readability, Annex XVIII to that Regulation should be replaced in its entirety.

(4)

Given the need to ensure that this measure applies as soon as possible after the updated data have been made available, this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

In Annex XVIII to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011, the trigger levels for additional duties on tomatoes, cucumbers, table grapes, apricots, cherries, other than sour, peaches, including nectarines, and plums shall be replaced by the trigger levels set out in the relevant column of that Annex contained in the Annex hereto.

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, 29 April 2015.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 of 7 June 2011 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 in respect of the fruit and vegetables and processed fruit and vegetables sectors (OJ L 157, 15.6.2011, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 336, 23.12.1994, p. 22.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX XVIII

ADDITIONAL IMPORT DUTIES: TITLE IV, CHAPTER I, SECTION 2

Without prejudice to the rules governing the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature, the description of the products is deemed to be indicative only. The scope of the additional duties for the purposes of this Annex is determined by the scope of the CN codes as they stand at the time of the adoption of this Regulation.

Order number

CN code

Description

Period of application

Trigger level (tonnes)

78.0015

0702 00 00

Tomatoes

From 1 October to 31 May

451 045

78.0020

From 1 June to 30 September

29 768

78.0065

0707 00 05

Cucumbers

From 1 May to 31 October

16 093

78.0075

From 1 November to 30 April

13 271

78.0085

0709 91 00

Artichokes

From 1 November to 30 June

7 421

78.0100

0709 93 10

Courgettes

From 1 January to 31 December

263 359

78.0110

0805 10 20

Oranges

From 1 December to 31 May

251 798

78.0120

0805 20 10

Clementines

From 1 November to end of February

81 399

78.0130

0805 20 30

0805 20 50

0805 20 70

0805 20 90

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

From 1 November to end of February

101 160

78.0155

0805 50 10

Lemons

From 1 June to 31 December

302 950

78.0160

From 1 January to 31 May

41 410

78.0170

0806 10 10

Table grapes

From 21 July to 20 November

68 450

78.0175

0808 10 80

Apples

From 1 January to 31 August

558 203

78.0180

From 1 September to 31 December

464 902

78.0220

0808 30 90

Pears

From 1 January to 30 April

184 269

78.0235

From 1 July to 31 December

235 468

78.0250

0809 10 00

Apricots

From 1 June to 31 July

5 422

78.0265

0809 29 00

Cherries, other than sour

From 21 May to 10 August

29 831

78.0270

0809 30

Peaches, including nectarines

From 11 June to 30 September

4 701

78.0280

0809 40 05

Plums

From 11 June to 30 September

17 825’