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L 151/36 EN Official Journal of the European Union 19.6.

2003

COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1047/2003


of 18 June 2003
repealing Regulation (EC) No 1899/97 laying down rules for the application in the egg sector of
the arrangements provided for by Council Regulations (EC) No 2290/2000, (EC) No 2433/2000 and
(EC) No 2434/2000 and providing for transitional measures for the import licence arrangements
introduced by that Regulation

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, (3) Import duties on products of group 25 listed in Part C
of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1899/97 imported
under licences used from 1 May 2003 are repaid in
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European
accordance with Articles 878 to 898 of Commission
Community,
Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying
down provisions for the implementation of Council
Having regard to Council Decision 2003/286/EC of 8 April Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Commu-
2003 on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade nity Customs Code (9), as last amended by Regulation
aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an Association (EC) No 881/2003 (10).
between the European Communities and their Member States,
of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part,
to take account of the outcome of negotiations between the (4) To limit the potential trade problems that might arise
Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions (1), and in parti- from 1 May 2003 because of the parallel existence of
cular Article 3(2) thereof, two different procedures for imports of eggs in shells
originating in the Czech Republic, namely an import
licence scheme and free access to the Community
Having regard to Council Decision 2003/298/EC of 14 April market as introduced by Decision 2003/298/EC, impor-
2003 on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade ters should be allowed to cancel the licences and have
aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an Association their securities released.
between the European Communities and their Member States,
of the one part, and the Czech Republic, of the other part, to
take account of the outcome of negotiations between the (5) Since the Protocols approved by Decisions 2003/298/
Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions (2), and in parti- EC, 2003/299/EC and 2003/286/EC enter into force on
cular Article 3(2) thereof, 1 May and 1 June, respectively, this Regulation should
also apply from those dates.
Having regard to Council Decision 2003/299/EC of 14 April
2003 on the conclusion of a Protocol adjusting the trade
aspects of the Europe Agreement establishing an Association (6) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in
between the European Communities and their Member States, accordance with the opinion of the Management
of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, to Committee for Poultrymeat and Eggs,
take account of the outcome of negotiations between the
Parties on new mutual agricultural concessions (3), and in parti-
cular Article 3(2) thereof,

Whereas:
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:
(1) Decisions 2003/286/EC, 2003/298/EC and 2003/299/
EC provide for the direct management on entry into the
territory of the Community of quotas of certain products
in the egg sector originating in Bulgaria, the Czech
Article 1
Republic and Slovakia, respectively, and imported at a
reduced rate of customs duty, and repeal Council Regu-
lations (EC) No 2290/2000 (4), (EC) No 2433/2000 (5)
Regulation (EC) No 1899/97 is hereby repealed.
and (EC) No 2434/2000 (6).

(2) Commission Regulation (EC) No 1899/97 (7), as last


amended by Regulation (EC) No 834/2003 (8), should
consequently be repealed. Article 2

(1) OJ L 102, 24.4.2003, p. 60.


(2) OJ L 107, 30.4.2003, p. 12. However, the import licences issued under Regulation (EC) No
(3) OJ L 107, 30.4.2003, p. 36. 1899/97 shall remain valid until their expiry date and until 30
(4) OJ L 262, 17.10.2000, p. 1. June 2003 at the latest.
(5) OJ L 280, 4.11.2000, p. 1.
(6) OJ L 280, 4.11.2000, p. 9.
(7) OJ L 267, 30.9.1997, p. 67. (9) OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.
(8) OJ L 120, 15.5.2003, p. 20. (10) OJ L 134, 29.5.2003, p. 1.
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Holders of import licences issued under Regulation (EC) No 1899/97 for group 25 listed in Part C of
Annex I thereto who applied for those licences between 1 and 7 December 2002 or between 1 and 7
March 2003 may, before 25 June 2003, request their cancellation with release of the security.

Article 3
This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European
Union.
It shall apply from 1 May 2003 for imports from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, and from 1
June 2003 for imports from the Republic of Bulgaria.

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

Done at Brussels, 18 June 2003.

For the Commission


Franz FISCHLER
Member of the Commission