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C 137/12 EN Official Journal of the European Union 12.6.

2003

UNIFORM APPLICATION OF THE COMBINED NOMENCLATURE (CN)

(Classification of goods)
(2003/C 137/04)

Explanatory Notes adopted in accordance with the procedure defined in Article 10(1) of Council
Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the
Common Customs Tariff (1), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2176/2002 (2).

The ‘Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Communities’ (3) are amended as
follows:

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2402 10 00 Cigars, cheroots and cigarillos, containing tobacco

Replace Nos 3 and 4 of the existing Explanatory Note with the following text:
‘3. have a threshed blend filler and an outer wrapper of the normal colour of a cigar
covering the product in full, including where appropriate the filter but, not in the case
of tipped cigars, the tip, and a binder, both being of reconstituted tobacco of
subheading 2403 91 00, where the unit weight, not including filter or mouth-piece,
is not less than 1,2 g and where the wrapper is fitted in spiral form with an acute
angle of at least 30° to the longitudinal axis of the rolls, or
4. have a threshed blend filler and an outer wrapper of the normal colour of a cigar, of
reconstituted tobacco of subheading 2403 91 00, covering the product in full,
including where appropriate the filter but not, in the case of tipped cigars, the tip,
where the unit weight, not including filter or mouth-piece, is not less than 2,3 g and
the circumference over at least one third of the length is not less than 34 mm.’

(1) OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1.


(2) OJ L 331, 7.12.2002, p. 3.
(3) OJ C 256, 23.10.2002, p. 1.