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Decision Of The Joint EFTA - Latvija Committee No. 3 of 1999

(Adopted at the fourth meeting on 23 September 1999)

Amendments To Prococol B


Having regard to Protocol B to the Agreement between the EFTA States and Latvia signed 7 December 1995, hereinafter referred to as "this Agreement" concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative cooperation, amended by Decision No. 1 of 1996 and No. 1 of 1999 of the Joint EFTA-Latvia Committee,

Having regard to paragraph 1 of the Record of Understanding relating to the Agreement between the EFTA States and Latvia according to which the Parties to the Agreement declared their readiness, in case of any decision taken in the appropriate bodies concerning the implementation of European cumulation, to adapt Protocol B accordingly,

Noting that to take account of changes in processing techniques and shortages of certain raw materials, some corrections should be made to the list of working and processing requirements which non-originating materials have to fulfil in order to qualify for originating status,

Noting that to take account of the introduction of the euro, the "units of account" shall be the equivalent to the single currency of the European Union (euro),

Having regard to Article 31 of the Agreement, empowering the Joint Committee to amend Protocol B to this Agreement,



1. Sub-paragraph (n) of Article 1 of Protocol B shall be amended to read as follows:

"(n) "units of account" shall be the equivalent to the single currency of the European Monetary Union (euro),"

2. Paragraph 3 of Article 30 of Protocol B shall be amended to read as follows:

"3. The amounts to be used in any given national currency shall be the equivalent in that national currency of the amount expressed in units of accounts as at the first working day in October 1999."

3. In Annex II to Protocol B, the entries for HS headings 1904, 2207, ex 8401 and 9608 as well as HS chapter 57 shall be replaced by the following:

HS Description Working or processing carried out
heading of product on non-originating materials
No that confers originating status
(1) (2) (3) or (4)
1904 Prepared foods obtained by the Manufacture:
swelling or roasting of cereals - from materials nor classified
or cereal products (for example, within heading No 1806;
corn flakes); cereals, (other than - in which all the cereals
maize (corn)) in grain form or and flour (except durum
in the form of flakes or other wheat and its derivatives
worked grains (except flour and Zea indurate maize) used
and meal), pre-cooked, or must be wholly obtained;(1)
otherwise prepared, nor - in which the value of any
elsewhere specified or included materials of Chapter 17 used
does not exceed 30% of the
ex-works price of the product
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol Manufacture:
of an alcoholic strength by - from materials not classified
volume of 80% vol or higher, within heading Nos 2207
ethyl alcohol and other spirits, or 2208;
denatured, of any strength - in which all the grapes or
any material derived from
grapes used must be wholly
obtained or if all the other
materials used are already
originating, arrack may be
used up to a limit
of 5% by volume
(1) The exception concerning the Zea indurate maize is applicable until 31.12.2002.
Chapter Carpets and other textile Manufacture from(1):
57 floor coverings: - natural fibres, or
- Of needleloom felt - chernical materials or
textile pulp
- polypropylene filament
of heading No 5402,
- polypropylene fibres
of heading Nos 5503
or 5506, or
- polypropylene filament
heading No 5501,
tow ofof which the denomination
in all cases of a single
filament or fibre is less than
9 decitex may be used
provided their value does not
exceed 40% of the ex -
works price of the product
Jute fabric may be used
as backing
- Of other felt Manufacture from(1):
- natural fibres not carded
or combed or otherwise
processed for spinning , or
- chemical materials
or textile pulp
- Of other textile materials Manufacture from(1):
- coir yarn or jute yam,
- synthetic or artificial
filament yarn,
- natural fibres, or
- man-made staple fibres not
carded or combed or otherwise
processed for spinning Jute
fabric may be used as backing (1) For special conditions relating to products made of a mixture of textile materials, sea Introductory Note 5.
ex 8401 Nuclear fuel elements Manufacture in which Manufac-
all the materials used ture in which
are classified within the value of
a heading other than that all the mate-
of the product(1) rials used
does not ex
ceed 30% of
the ex-works
price of the
9608 Ball-point pens; felt-tipped Manufacture in which
and other porous-tipped pens all the materials used are
and markers; fountain pens, classified within a heading
stylograph pens and other pens; other than that of the
duplicating styles; propelling product. However, nibs or
or sliding pencils; penholders; nib-points classified within
pencil-holders and similar the same heading may be used
holders; parts (including caps
and clips) of the foregoing
articles, other than those
of heading No 9609

(1) This rule shall apply until 31 December 2005.


4. This Decision shall enter into force on 1 January 2000. For the Republic of Latvia the entry into force of this Decision is subject to ratification.

5. If the Republic of Latvia has not notified the other States Parties on the ratification before 1 January 2000 it shall apply this Decision provisionally from that date until the ratification has been notified.

6. The Secretary-General of the European Free Trade Association shall deposit the text of this Decision with the Depository.

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Veids: lēmums Pieņemts: 23.09.1999.Stājas spēkā: 01.01.2000.Publicēts: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 446/451, 30.12.1999.
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