IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 20 Oct 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export ban

According to numerous and consistent press reports, on 20 October 2014, the Slovakian parliament passed a constitutional amendment banning the export of water through pipelines and water tanks.
The measure is directed at Hungary and Poland which were planning to build pipelines to import water from Slovakian sources. With the new rules in place, Hungarian and Polish companies will have to bottle water in Slovakia before being able to export it.
When asked about the amendment, the Slovakian Prime Minister replied "obviously we can't jeopardize jobs".

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

244 Soft drinks; bottled mineral waters
2201 Waters, including natural or artificial mineral waters and aerated waters, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter nor flavoured; ice and snow.
220110 Mineral waters and aerated waters

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