4. December 2003 Daniel Kruse

4 December 2002
Article 8(1) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 245/2001 of 5 February 2001 laying down detailed rules for the application of Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000 on the common organisation of the markets in flax and hemp grown for fibre (3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 651/2002, stipulates that the apportioning of 5 000 tonnes of short flax fibre and hemp fibre as national guaranteed quantities, as provided for in Article 3(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000, must be effected before 16 November of the marketing year in progress. To that end, Italy has sent the Commission information relating to areas covered by sale/purchase contracts, processing commitments and processing contracts, and estimated flax and hemp straw and fibre yields. For their part, Denmark, Greece, Ireland and Luxembourg have indicated that no flax or hemp fibre will be produced in those Member States for the 2002/2003 marketing year. On the basis of estimates of production resulting from the information provided, total production in the five Member States concerned will not reach the overall quantity of 5 000 tonnes allocated to them, and the national guaranteed quantities as set out below should be set.
For the 2002/2003 marketing year, the apportionment in national guaranteed quantities provided for in Article 3(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000 shall be as follows: Denmark: 0 tonnes, Greece: 0 tonnes, Ireland: 0 tonnes, Italy: 180 tonnes, and Luxembourg: 0 tonnes.
This regulation is no longer in force
document: l_32820021205en00090009.pdf