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: 13 Aug 2009 | Removal date: 12 Jul 2013
Still in force

Production subsidy

 On 13 August 2009, according to the 22nd subsidy report by the Finance Ministry, the German government introduced a state aid scheme worth 40 million EUR. The scheme is aimed at supporting the production of climate-friendly non-ferrous metals in particularly enegry-intensive companies, "in order to compensate for the high industrial electricity prices" (own translation, p.139).
According to the report, the general goal of this scheme is the preservation of the non-ferrous metals industry. The scheme was set to expire at the end of the year.
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
 
Update
On 17 July 2013, the European Commission decided that the state aid provided by Germany to the non-ferrous metal industry was incompatible with the single market and required the full recovery of the aid provided.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

393 Metal wastes or scraps
7404 Copper waste and scrap.
740400 Copper waste and scrap.
7503 Nickel waste and scrap.
750300 Nickel waste and scrap.
7602 Aluminium waste and scrap.
760200 Aluminium waste and scrap.
7802 Lead waste and scrap.
780200 Lead waste and scrap.
7902 Zinc waste and scrap.
790200 Zinc waste and scrap.
8002 Tin waste and scrap.
800200 Tin waste and scrap.
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought
7402 Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
740200 Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
7403 Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
740311 Cathodes and sections of cathodes
740312 Wirebars
740313 Billets
740319 Other
740321 Copperzinc base alloys (brass)
740322 Coppertin base alloys (bronze)
740329 Other copper alloys (other than master alloys of heading 74.05)
7405 Master alloys of copper.
740500 Master alloys of copper.
7501 Nickel mattes, nickel oxide sinters and other intermediate products of nickel metallurgy.
750120 Nickel oxide sinters and other intermediate products of nickel metallurgy
7502 Unwrought nickel.
750210 Nickel, not alloyed
750220 Nickel alloys
7601 Unwrought aluminium.
760110 Aluminium, not alloyed
760120 Aluminium alloys
7801 Unwrought lead.
780110 Refined lead
780191 Containing by weight antimony as the principal other element
780199 Other
7901 Unwrought zinc.
790111 Containing by weight 99.99 % or more of zinc
790112 Containing by weight less than 99.99 % of zinc
790120 Zinc alloys
8001 Unwrought tin.
800110 Tin, not alloyed
800120 Tin alloys
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7406 Copper powders and flakes.
740610 Powders of nonlamellar structure
740620 Powders of lamellar structure; flakes
7407 Copper bars, rods and profiles.
740710 Of refined copper
740721 Of copperzinc base alloys (brass)
740729 Other
7408 Copper wire.
740811 Of which the maximum crosssectional dimension exceeds 6 mm
740819 Other
740821 Of copperzinc base alloys (brass)
740822 Of coppernickel base alloys (cupronickel) or coppernickelzinc base alloys (nickel silver)
740829 Other
7409 Copper plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.15 mm.
740911 In coils
740919 Other
740921 In coils
740929 Other
740931 In coils
740939 Other
740940 Of coppernickel base alloys (cupronickel) or coppernickelzinc base alloys (nickel silver)
740990 Of other copper alloys
7410 Copper foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.15 mm.
741011 Of refined copper
741012 Of copper alloys
741021 Of refined copper
741022 Of copper alloys
7411 Copper tubes and pipes.
741110 Of refined copper
741121 Of copperzinc base alloys (brass)
741122 Of coppernickel base alloys (cupronickel) or coppernickelzinc base alloys (nickel silver)
741129 Other
7412 Copper tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
741210 Of refined copper
741220 Of copper alloys
7504 Nickel powders and flakes.
750400 Nickel powders and flakes.
7505 Nickel bars, rods, profiles and wire.
750512 Of nickel alloys
750521 Of nickel, not alloyed
750522 Of nickel alloys
7506 Nickel plates, sheets, strip and foil.
750610 Of nickel, not alloyed
750620 Of nickel alloys
7507 Nickel tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
750711 Of nickel, not alloyed
750712 Of nickel alloys
750720 Tube or pipe fittings
7603 Aluminium powders and flakes.
760310 Powders of nonlamellar structure
760320 Powders of lamellar structure; flakes
7604 Aluminium bars, rods and profiles.
760410 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760421 Hollow profiles
760429 Other
7605 Aluminium wire.
760511 Of which the maximum crosssectional dimension exceeds 7 mm
760519 Other
760521 Of which the maximum crosssectional dimension exceeds 7 mm
760529 Other
7606 Aluminium plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm.
760611 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760612 Of aluminium alloys
760691 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760692 Of aluminium alloys
7607 Aluminium foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm.
760711 Rolled but not further worked
760719 Other
760720 Backed
7608 Aluminium tubes and pipes.
760810 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760820 Of aluminium alloys
7609 Aluminium tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
760900 Aluminium tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves).
7804 Lead plates, sheets, strip and foil; lead powders and flakes.
780419 Other
7903 Zinc dust, powders and flakes.
790390 Other
7905 Zinc plates, sheets, strip and foil.
790500 Zinc plates, sheets, strip and foil.
8003 Tin bars, rods, profiles and wire.
800300 Tin bars, rods, profiles and wire.
421 Structural metal products & parts
7610 Aluminium structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, bal
761010 Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors
761090 Other
422 Tanks, reservoirs & containers of iron, steel or aluminium
7611 Aluminium reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment.
761100 Aluminium reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment.
7613 Aluminium containers for compressed or liquefied gas.
761300 Aluminium containers for compressed or liquefied gas.
429 Other fabricated metal products
7413 Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of copper, not electrically insulated.
741300 Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of copper, not electrically insulated.
7415 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of copper or of iron or steel with heads of copper; screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and simila
741529 Other
741533 Screws; bolts and nuts
741539 Other
7418 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of copper; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of copper; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of copper.
741810 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
741820 Sanitary ware and parts thereof
7419 Other articles of copper.
741991 Cast, moulded, stamped or forged, but not further worked
741999 Other
7508 Other articles of nickel.
750890 Other
7612 Aluminium casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers (including rigid or collapsible tubular containers), for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not f
761210 Collapsible tubular containers
761290 Other
7614 Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminium, not electrically insulated.
761410 With steel core
761490 Other
7615 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminium; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminium; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminium.
761510 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
761520 Sanitary ware and parts thereof
7616 Other articles of aluminium.
761610 Nails, tacks, staples (other than those of heading 83.05), screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers and similar articles
761691 Cloth, grill, netting and fencing, of aluminium wire
761699 Other
7806 Other articles of lead.
780600 Other articles of lead.
7907 Other articles of zinc.
790700 Other articles of zinc.
8007 Other articles of tin.
800700 Other articles of tin.

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