Definition: Stock levels / Opening / (j) Stocks held abroad under official agreement (o+p+q) (Code 10_128105)
Stocks held abroad under official agreement at the beginning of the period: (Category j): Include stocks belonging to your country but held in another country, to which access is guaranteed by an agreement between the respective governments or, in case of EU Member States, other arrangements in line with Directive 2009/119/EC. This category is comprised of stocks abroad owned by one country's government, stocks abroad held by stock holding organisations, and all other types of stocks belonging to your country but held in another country under bilateral government agreements or, in case of EU Member States, other arrangements in line with Directive 2009/119/EC. Please provide the breakdown of these stocks by type under categories o, p and q (see below).
It is noted that bilateral agreements are not necessary for an EU Member State holding stocks in another EU Member State and the modalities are stipulated in articles 7 and 8 of the Directive 2009/119/EC. In the EU, emergency stocks may be held abroad pursuant to a delegation of the government, the Central Stockholding Entity or obligated
Council Directive 2009/119/EC of 14 September 2009 imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products