IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 03 Jun 2015 | Removal date: 01 Dec 2016
Still in force

Financial grant

In June 2015, the German government substantially increased state aid for the country's shipbuilding industry.
 
The programme has been active for ten years and the industry received 8.9 million EUR in 2014. On 3 June 2015, the German government increased that amount to 15 million EUR per year in 2015 and 2016.
The aid will cover costs associated with innovative shipbuilding products as well as innovative processes. The funding rate will be 25% for large companies and 50% for SMEs.
According to the measure description, the programme is meant to "strengthen the competitiveness of German shipyards and secure job positions in partially structure-weak areas" (own translation).
In the GTA database the determination of whether a policy instrument discriminates against foreign commercial interests turns on whether it creates or alters the relative treatment of domestic firms versus foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory because the state aid is not available to competing firms outside of the implementing jurisdiction.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

493 Ships
8901 Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferryboats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
890120 Tankers
890190 Other vessels for the transport of goods and other vessels for the transport of both persons and goods
8905 Lightvessels, firefloats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
890520 Floating or submersible drilling or production platforms
890590 Other
8906 Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
890690 Other
8907 Other floating structures (for example, rafts, tanks, coffer dams, landingstages, buoys and beacons).
890710 Inflatable rafts
890790 Other
494 Pleasure & sporting boats
8903 Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
890310 Inflatable
890391 Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor
890392 Motorboats, other than outboard motorboats
890399 Other

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