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Compensation to be offered pursuant to Article 10

(in ecu per 100 kg of milk)

Year Amount

1984/1985 9,2

1985/1986 10,5

1986/1987 9,7

1987/1988 10,0

1988/1989 12,3

1989/1990 12,9

1990/1991 11,7

1991/1992 11,8

1992/1993 12,4

1993/1994 12,4

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Directive 94/4/EC of 14 February 1994
and extending the temporary derogation applicable to Germany and Austria

(98/C 273/04)

COM(1998) 473 final — 98/0250(CNS)

(Submitted by the Commission on 24 July 1998)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, 77/388/EECØ(Î), as amended by Article 1 of Council
Directive 94/75/EC of 22 December 1994Ø(Ï), provided
for the application until 31 December 1977 of a
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European
temporary derogation to Germany and Austria
Community, and in particular Article 99 thereof,
concerning the application of an allowance of ECU 75
to goods imported by travellers entering German or
Having regard to the Commission proposal, Austrian territory by a land frontier linking the two
Member States to countries other than Member States
and EFTA members or, where appropriate, by means of
Having regard to the opinion of the European coastal navigation from those countries;

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and
Social Committee,

Whereas Article 3(2) of Council Directive 94/4/EC of (Î)ÙOJ L 60, 14.2.1994, p. 14.
14 February 1994 amending Directives 69/169/EEC and (Ï)ÙOJ L 365, 31.12.1994, p. 52.
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Whereas account is taken of the economic difficulties 1 January 2003 at the latest for goods imported by
likely to be caused by the amount of the allowances travellers entering German or Austrian territory by a
applicable to travellers importing goods into the land frontier linking Germany or Austria to countries
Community in the situations described above, other than Member States and the EFTA members
or, where applicable, by means of coastal navigation
Whereas, by letters of 24 June and 23 July 1997, the coming from the said countries.
Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of
Austria requested an extension of the derogation However, those Member States shall apply an
provided for in Article 3(2) of Directive 94/4/EC of allowance of not less than ECU 100 from 1 January
14 February 1994; whereas their request is based on the 1999 to imports by the travellers referred to in the
fact that the economic difficulties that had prompted preceding subparagraph. They shall jointly increase
the adoption of the Directives 94/4/EC and 94/75/EC that amount gradually, with a view to applying the
had persisted and, in some cases, worsened; limit in force in the Community to the said imports
by 1 January 2003 at the latest.’
Whereas account should be taken of the situation
described by the two Member States; Article 2
1.ÚÙMember States shall implement the laws, regu-
Whereas an extension of the derogation should,
lations and administrative provisions necessary to comply
however, be accompanied by the fixing of a deadline for
with this Directive within one month of its entry into
bringing the allowance applied by Germany and Austria
force. They shall forthwith inform the Commission
into line with that in force on that date in the other
Member States, the immediate raising of the limit
applicable to the two Member States in order to limit
distortions of competition and an undertaking by the When Member States adopt these measures, they shall
Member States that they will gradually and jointly raise contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accom-
the limit in order to bring it into line with the panied by such reference on the occasion of their publi-
Community limit by 1 January 2003, cation. The methods of making such a reference shall be
laid down by the Member States.

2.ÚÙMember States shall communicate to the
Commission the text of the provisions of domestic law
which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.
Article 1
Article 3(2) of Directive 94/4/EC shall be replaced by Article 3
the following:
This Directive shall enter into force on 1 January 1998.
‘2.ÚÙBy way of derogation from paragraph 1, the
Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Article 4
Austria shall be authorised to bring into force the
measures necessary to comply with this Directive by This Directive is addressed to the Member States.