Export Refunds (Administrative Penalties) (Rate of Interest) Regulations 1995

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1995/2861

1995 No. 2861

AGRICULTURE

The Export Refunds (Administrative Penalties) (Rate of Interest) Regulations 1995

Made 2nd November 1995

Laid before Parliament 11th November 1995

Coming into force 1st December 1995

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State, being Ministers designated1for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 19722in relation to the common agricultural policy of the European Community, acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred on them by that section, and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:—

S-1 Title and commencement

Title and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Export Refunds (Administrative Penalties) (Rate of Interest) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 1st December 1995.

S-2 Rate of interest

Rate of interest

2. The interest rate applying for the calculation of any interest payable pursuant to article 11 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3665/87laying down common detailed rules for the application of the system of export refunds on agricultural products3, as amended4, (sanctions to be applied where an export refund in excess of that applicable has been requested or an export refund has been unduly paid) shall be one percentage point above the sterling three month London interbank offered rate.

Tony Baldry

Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

31st October 1995

Lindsay

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office

2nd November 1995

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations, which apply throughout the United Kingdom, come into force on 1st December 1995. Regulation 2 specifies the rate of interest to be applied in the calculation of any interest payable pursuant to article 11 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No. 3665/87laying down common detailed rules for the application of the system of export refunds on agricultural products, which was amended as regards the recovery of amounts unduly paid and sanctions by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2945/94.

Article 11 provides for the payment of interest—

(a) on the amount payable in certain circumstances by an exporter who has requested a refund in excess of that applicable (article 11(1)); and

(b) on the amount to be reimbursed by an exporter to whom an export refund has been unduly paid (article 11(3)).

The rate of interest so...

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