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Official Journal of the European Communities 31.5.2002L 142/14
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 900/2002of 30 May 2002opening an invitation to tender for the refund for the export of rye to all third countries exceptEstonia, Lithuania and Latvia
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the EuropeanCommunity,Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 of 30June 1992 on the common organisation of the market incereals (
), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1666/2000 (
),Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 of 29 June 1995 laying down certain detailed rules for theapplication of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on thegranting of export refunds on cereals and the measures to betaken in the event of disturbance on the market for cereals (
),as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 602/2001 (
), and inparticular Article 4 thereof,Whereas:
In view of the current situation on the cereals market, aninvitation should be opened, in respect of rye to tenderfor the export refund provided for in Article 4 of Regu-lation (EC) No 1501/95.
The detailed procedural rules governing invitations totender as regards the fixing of the export refund, are laiddown in Regulation (EC) No 1501/95. The commit-ments on the part of the tenderer include an obligationto lodge an application for an export licence. Compli-ance with this obligation may be ensured by requiringtenderers to lodge a tendering security of EUR 12 pertonne when they submit their tenders.
It is necessary to provide for a specific period of validity for licences issued under that invitation to tender. Thatperiod of validity must meet the needs of the worldmarket for the 2002/03 marketing year.
In order to ensure that all those concerned are treatedequally, it is necessary to lay down that the period of validity of the licences issued should be identical.
In order to ensure the smooth operation of the exporttendering procedure it is appropriate to prescribe aminimum quantity to be tendered for and a time limitand form for the communication of tenders submittedto the competent authorities.
The measures provided for in this Regulation are inaccordance with the opinion of the ManagementCommittee for Cereals,
Article 1
1. Tenders shall be invited for the export refund providedfor in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1501/95.2. The tendering procedure shall concern rye for export toall third countries except Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.3. The invitation shall remain open until 22 May 2003.During this period weekly awards shall be made, for which thequantities and the time limits for the submission of tendersshall be as prescribed in the notice of invitation to tender.Notwithstanding Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1501/95,the time limit for the submission of tenders for the first partialinvitation to tender shall be 6 June 2002.
Article 2
A tender shall be valid only if it relates to an amount of notless than 1 000 tonnes.
Article 3
The security referred to in Article 5(3a) of Regulation (EC) No1501/95 shall be EUR 12 per tonne.
Article 4
1. Notwithstanding Article 23(1) of Commission Regulation(EC) No 1291/2000 (
), laying down common detailed rules forthe application of the system of import and export licences andadvance fixing certificates for agricultural products, exportlicences issued under Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1501/95 shall, for the purpose of determining their period of validity, be deemed to have been issued on the day on whichthe tender was submitted.2. Export licences issued in connection with the invitationsto tender pursuant to this Regulation shall be valid from theirdate of issue, as defined in paragraph 1, until the end of thefourth month following that of issue.
Article 5
1. The Commission shall decide, pursuant to the procedurelaid down in Article 23 of Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92:— to fix a maximum refund, taking into account in particularthe criteria laid down in Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No1501/95, or— to make no award.
) OJ L 181, 1.7.1992, p. 21.(
) OJ L 193, 29.7.2000, p. 1.(
) OJ L 147, 30.6.1995, p. 7.(
) OJ L 89, 29.3.2001, p. 16. (
) OJ L 152, 24.6.2000, p. 1.
Official Journal of the European Communities31.5.2002 L 142/152. Where a maximum export refund is fixed, the contractshall be awarded to the tenderer or tenderers whose bids areequal to or lower than the maximum refund.
Article 6
Tenders submitted must reach the Commission through theintermediary Member States, at the latest one and a half hoursafter expiry of the period for the weekly submission of tendersas specified in the notice of invitation to tender. They must becommunicated in the form indicated in Annex I, to the telex orfax numbers in Annex II.If no tenders are received, Member States shall inform theCommission of this within the time limit indicated in thepreceding paragraph.
Article 7
The time limits fixed for the submission of tenders shall corre-spond to Belgian time.
Article 8
This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following itspublication in the
Official Journal of the European Communities
.This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.Done at Brussels, 30 May 2002.
For the Commission
Member of the Commission

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