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China: Import tariff increases on numerous consumer goods

Measure #11271 | Published 1 Apr 2016 | Inception 8 Apr 2016 ▲

Description

On 16 March 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Finance announced import tax increases for numerous goods. The rates (a combination of import tariffs, consumption tax & VAT) were increased from 10 to 15% for the following products:

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India: Initiation of safeguard investigation on hot-rolled flat sheets and plates

Measure #11250 | Published 30 Mar 2016 ▲

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On 7 December 2015, the Indian Directorate General of safeguards initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of hot-rolled flat sheets and plates (excluding hot rolled flat products in coil) of alloy or non-alloy steel into India.

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Italy: Investment support to Novamont SpA

Measure #11235 | Published 30 Mar 2016 | Inception 14 Dec 2015 ▲

Description

 On 14 December 2015, the European Investment Bank agreed to provide 15 million EUR for the production of biochemicals and bioplastics by Novamont SpA, as part of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (henceforth: EFSI).

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Italy: Investment support to Milazzo refinery

Measure #11231 | Published 30 Mar 2016 | Inception 17 Nov 2015 ▲

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 On 17 November 2015, the European Investment Bank agreed to provide 30 million EUR for the renovation of the Milazzo refinery, north off the coast of Sicily, as part of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (henceforth: EFSI).

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Eurasian Economic Union: Temporary exemption from the payment of import duties of certain agricultural goods (Groups 07, 08)

Measure #11225 | Published 29 Mar 2016 | Inception 21 Apr 2016 ▲

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Decision No. 25 of the Board (Collegium) of the Eurasian Economic Union of 22 March 2016 temporary abolishes or decreases the import duties with respect to certain agricultural goods.

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Portugal: State aid to Volkswagen Autoeuropa

Measure #11222 | Published 29 Mar 2016 | Inception 30 Apr 2014 ▲

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 On 27 November 2015, the European Commission approved state aid provided to Volkwagen Autoeuropa in Portugal.

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EC: New support package for European farmers

Measure #11191 | Published 22 Mar 2016 | Inception 14 Mar 2016 ▲

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 On 14 March 2016, the European Commission announced a new support package for European farmers. A previous package was announced on 7 September 2015 (cf. Related Measures).

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Finland: Investment support to Metsä Fibre Oy bio-product mill in Äänekoski

Measure #11190 | Published 22 Mar 2016 | Inception 12 Jun 2015 ▲

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On 12 June 2015, the European Investment Bank decided to provide 75 million EUR to the Metsä Fibre Oy bio-product mill in Äänekoski as part of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (henceforth: EFSI).

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Germany: State aid to Salzgitter AG

Measure #11188 | Published 22 Mar 2016 | Inception 14 Apr 2010 ▲

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 On 14 April 2010, the European Commission approved state aid worth 19 million EUR to the German steel manufacturer Salzgitter AG to finance a new production method.

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Italy: Investment support for the steel products manufacturer Arvedi

Measure #11187 | Published 22 Mar 2016 | Inception 22 May 2015 ▲

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On 22 May 2015, the European Investment Bank initiated the Arvedi Modernisation Programme as part of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (henceforth: EFSI).  

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