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Council Regulation (EEC) No 3000/79 of 20 December 1979 amending Regulation (EEC) No 950/68 on the Common Customs Tariff



Official Journal L 342 , 31/12/1979 P. 0001 - 0382



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( 1 ) OJ N L 172 , 22 . 7 . 1968 , P . 1 .

( 2 ) OJ N L 341 , 31 . 12 . 1979 , P . 1 .

( 3 ) OJ N L 329 , 24 . 12 . 1979 , P . 1 .

( 4 ) OJ N L 274 , 31 . 10 . 1979 , P . 9 .

( 5 ) OJ N L 262 , 27 . 9 . 1976 , P . 149 .

COUNCIL REGULATION ( EEC ) N 3000/79

OF 20 DECEMBER 1979

AMENDING REGULATION ( EEC ) N 950/68 ON THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY , AND IN PARTICULAR ARTICLES 28 AND 113 THEREOF ,

HAVING REGARD TO THE PROPOSAL FROM THE COMMISSION ,

WHEREAS , UNDER AGREEMENTS SIGNED WITH THIRD COUNTRIES , AND IN PARTICULAR PURSUANT TO THE GENEVA PROTOCOL ( 1979 ) AND THE ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE GENEVA PROTOCOL ( 1979 ) ANNEXED TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFS AND TRADE , AND THE AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN CIVIL AIRCRAFT , SIGNED AT THE END OF THE MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS OF 1973 TO 1979 , THE COMMUNITY HAS UNDERTAKEN TO MAKE REDUCTIONS IN CUSTOMS DUTIES , CERTAIN OF WHICH ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN WHOLE OR IN PART FROM 1 JANUARY 1980 ; WHEREAS IT IS ADVISABLE , THEREFORE , IN ORDER TO ENSURE UNIFORM APPLICATION OF THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF , TO SPECIFY IN REGULATION ( EEC ) N 950/68 OF 28 JUNE 1968 ON THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF ( 1 ) , AS LAST AMENDED BY REGULATION ( EEC ) N 2999/79 ( 2 ) , THE CONVENTIONAL DUTIES APPLICABLE FROM 1 JANUARY 1980 ;

WHEREAS IT IS NECESSARY TO TAKE ACCOUNT IN HEADING N 04.04 AND SUBHEADING 22.05 C OF THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF OF REGULATIONS ( EEC ) N 2915/79 ( 3 ) AND ( EEC ) N 2384/79 ( 4 ) ON THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING THE ECU ;

WHEREAS FOR CERTAIN HEADINGS OR CHAPTER NOTES IT IS NECESSARY TO INTRODUCE AMENDMENTS WITH THE OBJECT OF ENSURING UNIFORM APPLICATION OF THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF ; WHEREAS , MOREOVER , A CERTAIN NUMBER OF DRAFTING AMENDMENTS IS JUSTIFIED FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPROVING THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF ;

WHEREAS CERTAIN REGULATIONS ON THE COMMON ORGANIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL MARKETS PROVIDE THAT THE TARIFF NOMENCLATURE RESULTING FROM THEIR APPLICATION SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF AND / OR AMEND CUSTOMS DUTIES ; WHEREAS IT IS THEREFORE APPROPRIATE TO INCLUDE IN THIS REGULATION ALL THE AMENDMENTS MADE BY REGULATIONS ADOPTED UNDER THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY ;

WHEREAS , IN ORDER TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 76/766/EEC OF 27 JULY 1976 ON THE APPROXIMATION OF LAWS OF MEMBER STATES RELATING TO ALCOHOL TABLES ( 5 ) , AND TO COMPLY WITH RECOMMENDATION N 22 OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF STATUTORY METROLOGY , IT IS NECESSARY TO AMEND SOME OF THE WORDING OF CHAPTER 22 RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH ;

WHEREAS IT IS APPROPRIATE , FOR THE SAKE OF CLARITY , TO BRING THE WHOLE OF THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF UP TO DATE ; WHEREAS , FOR THIS PURPOSE , IT IS NECESSARY TO COLLECT IN A SINGLE TEXT NOT ONLY THOSE PARTS WHICH ARE AMENDED WITH EFFECT FROM 1 JANUARY 1980 BUT ALSO THOSE WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN AMENDED AND THOSE WHICH REMAIN UNCHANGED ;

WHEREAS , ALTHOUGH TEMPORARY TARIFF AMENDMENTS AND THE PREFERENTIAL SYSTEMS RESULTING FROM THE VARIOUS ACTS ADOPTED BY THE COMMUNITY FORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF , IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE NOT TO INCLUDE THEM IN THIS REGULATION ;

WHEREAS , ALTHOUGH THIS REGULATION DOES NOT APPLY TO PRODUCTS COVERED BY THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY , THE NOMENCLATURE AND THE CONVENTIONAL DUTIES FOR THESE PRODUCTS ARE INCLUDED , FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES , IN THE SCHEDULE OF CUSTOMS DUTIES , IN ORDER TO MAKE THE LATTER EASIER TO UNDERSTAND ,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION :

ARTICLE 1

THE ANNEX HEADED " COMMON CUSTOMS TARIFF " TO REGULATION ( EEC ) N 950/68 IS HEREBY REPLACED BY THE ANNEX TO THIS REGULATION .

ARTICLE 2

THIS REGULATION SHALL ENTER INTO FORCE ON 1 JANUARY 1980 .

THIS REGULATION SHALL BE BINDING IN ITS ENTIRETY AND DIRECTLY APPLICABLE IN ALL MEMBER STATES .

DONE AT BRUSSELS , 20 DECEMBER 1979 .

FOR THE COUNSIL

THE PRESIDENT

J . TUNNEY

ANNEX : SEE O.J . N L 342 OF 31 . 12 . 79