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2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities L 16/17


of 17 January 2002
concerning the issue of A licences for the import of garlic


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Article 1

A import licences covered by applications under Article 1(1), of
Regulation (EC) No 1047/2001 for products originating in
Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1047/2001
Argentina on 14 and 15 January 2002 and forwarded to the
of 30 May 2001 introducing a system of import licences and
Commission on 16 January 2002 shall be issued, with the
certificates of origin and establishing the method for managing
entry referred to in Article 1(2) of that Regulation, at the rate
the tariff quotas for garlic imported from third countries (1), as
last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1865/2001 (2),
— 48,594 % of the quantity applied for, for traditional impor-
Whereas: ters,
— 5,110 % of the quantity applied for, for new importers.
(1) Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1047/2001 provides
that if quantities covered by applications for A licences Article 2
exceed the quantities available, the Commission is to fix The issue of A import licences relating to the quarter running
a simple reduction percentage and suspend the issue of from 1 March 2002 to 31 May 2002 covered by applications
such licences covered by subsequent applications. under Regulation (EC) No 1047/2001 for products originating
in Argentina is hereby suspended for applications lodged after
(2) Quantities applied for on 14 and 15 January 2002 16 January 2002. Applications for the quarter running from 1
under Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1047/2001 for June 2002 to 31 August 2002 may be lodged from 8 April
products originating in Argentina exceed the quantities 2002.
available. The extent to which A licences can be issued,
and whether the issue of those licences should be Article 3
suspended for any subsequent applications, should
therefore be determined, This Regulation shall enter into force on 18 January 2002.

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

Done at Brussels, 17 January 2002.

For the Commission

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 35.

(2) OJ L 254, 22.9.2001, p. 3.