EU fixing monthly quantitative limits for Tunisian olive oil imports

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The Official Journal of the European Union published the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/189 of 6 February 2015 fixing the allocation coefficient to be applied to applications for import licences for olive oil lodged from 2 to 3 February 2015 under the Tunisian tariff quota and suspending the issue of import licences for the month of February 2015.

The Commission Regulation (EC) No 1918/2006 of 20 December 2006 opening and providing for the administration of tariff quota for olive oil originating in Tunisia lays down monthly quantitative limits for the issue of import licences.

The reason of limit fixed last saturday is import licence applications have been submitted to the competent authorities in respect of a total quantity exceeding the limit laid down for the month of March in Article 2 of that Regulation.

In these circumstances, the Commission must set an allocation coefficient allowing import licences to be issued in proportion to the quantity available. Since the limit for the month of March has been reached, the quantities for which import licence applications were lodged for 2 and 3 March 2015 shall be multiplied by an allocation coefficient of 5,45% and the issue of import licences in respect of amounts applied for as from 4 March 2015 shall be suspended for March 2015.

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