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Council Directive of 4 June 1974 laying down detailed provisions concerning transitional measures relating to activities, trade in and distribution of toxic products and activities entailing the professional use of such products including activities of intermediaries (74/556/EEC)

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1.Member States shall adopt the transitional measures defined in this Directive in respect of establishment or provision of services in their territories by natural persons and companies or firms covered by Title I of the General Programmes (hereinafter called ‘beneficiaries’) wishing to pursue the activities referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article.

2.The activities referred to are those covered by Council Directive No 74/557/EEC(1) of 4 June 1974 on the attainment of freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services in respect of activities of self-employed persons and of intermediaries engaging in the trade and distribution of toxic products.

This Directive also covers activities involving the professional use of toxic products in so far as such activities have been or will be liberalized by the following Directives:

  • Council Directive No 65/1/EEC(2) of 14 December 1964 laying down detailed provisions for the attainment of freedom to provide services in agriculture and horticulture;

  • Council Directive No 667/654/EEC(3) of 24 October 1967 laying down detailed provisions for the attainment of freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services in respect of activities of self-employed persons in forestry and logging;

  • Council Directive No 71/18/EEC(4) of 16 December 1970 laying down detailed provisions for the attainment of freedom of establishment in respect of self-employed persons providing agricultural and horticultural services;

  • Council Directive No 74/.../EEC of ... concerning the attainment of freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services in respect of various activities of self-employed persons (ex ISIC Major Group 01 to Major Group 85) as regards the activities covered by that Directive which fall within ISIC Group 859 and entail the use of toxic products.

3.The transitional measures shall also apply to persons pursuing as paid employees the activities referred to in paragraph 2, as shall Article 7 (1) to (4), of Council Directive No 74/557/EEC.

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