Directive 1992/12 - General arrangements for products subject to excise duty and on the holding, movement and monitoring of such products

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This directive was in effect from March  6, 1992 until January 15, 2009 and should have been implemented in national regulation on January  1, 1993 at the latest.

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Council Directive 92/12/EEC of 25 February 1992 on the general arrangements for products subject to excise duty and on the holding, movement and monitoring of such products
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 1992/12
Original proposal COM(1990)431 EN
CELEX number i 31992L0012

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Key dates

Document 25-02-1992
Publication in Official Journal 23-03-1992; Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 09 Volume 001,OJ L 76, 23.3.1992,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 09 Volume 002,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 09 Volume 002,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 09 Volume 001,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 09 Volume 001
Effect 06-03-1992; Entry into force Date notif.
End of validity 15-01-2009; Repealed by 32008L0118
Transposition 01-01-1993; See Art 31.1
Notification 06-03-1992

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31992L0012

Council Directive 92/12/EEC of 25 February 1992 on the general arrangements for products subject to excise duty and on the holding, movement and monitoring of such products

Official Journal L 076 , 23/03/1992 P. 0001 - 0013

Finnish special edition: Chapter 9 Volume 2 P. 0057

Swedish special edition: Chapter 9 Volume 2 P. 0057

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 92/12/EEC of 25 February 1992 on the general arrangements for products subject to excise duty and on the holding, movement and monitoring of such products

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 99 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission(1) ,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament(2) ,

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee(3) ,

Whereas the establishment and functioning of the internal market require the free movement of goods, including those subject ot excise duties;

Whereas provision should be made to define the territory on which this Directive, as well as the Directive on the rates and structures of duty on products subject to excise duties, are to be applied;

Whereas the concept of products subject to excise duty should be defined; whereas only goods which are treated as such in all the Member States may be the subject of Community provisions; whereas such products may be subject to other indirect taxes for specific purposes; whereas the maintenance or introduction of other indirect taxes must not give rise to border-crossing formalities;

Whereas, in order to ensure the establishment and functioning of the internal market, chargeability of excise duties should be identical in all the Member States;

Whereas any delivery, holding with a view to delivery or supply for the purposes of a trader carrying out an economic activity independently or for the purposes of a body governed by public law, taking place in a Member State other than that in which the product is released for consumption gives rise to chargeability of the excise duty in that other Member State;

Whereas in the case of products subject to excise duty acquired by private individuals for their own use and transported by them, the duty must be charged in the country where they were acquired;

Whereas to establish that products subject to excise duty are not held for private but for commercial purposes, Member States must take account of a number of criteria;

Whereas products subject to excise duty purchased by persons who are not approved warehousekeepers or registered or non-registered traders and dispatched or transported directly or indirectly by the vendor or on his behalf must be subject to excise duty in the Member State of destination;

Whereas in order to ensure that the tax debt is eventually collected it should be possible for checks to be carried out in production and storage facilities; whereas a system of warehouses, subject to authorization by the competent authorities, should make it possible to carry out such checks;

Whereas movement from the territory of one Member State to that of another may not give rise to checks liable to impede free movement within the Community; whereas for the purposes of chargeability it is nevertheless necessary to know of the movements of products subject to excise duty; whereas provision should therefore be made for an accompanying document for such products;

Whereas the requirements to be complied with by authorized warehousekeepers and traders without authorized warehousekeeper status should be laid down;

Whereas provision should be made, to ensure the collection of taxes at the rates laid down by Member States, for the establishment of a procedure for the movement of such goods unter duty suspension;

Whereas in that respect provision should first be made for each consignment to be easily identified; whereas provision should be made for...


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