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: 01 Jan 2013 | Removal date: 01 Jan 2016
Still in force

Financial grant

 On 1 February 2016, the European Commission approved aid worth 133.3 million EUR for a project in the factory of the German car manufacturer Audi in the Hungarian city of Gyor. The plant had previously received state aid in the years 2009 until 2013 (cf. Related Measures).
The aid will be used for two projects. The first will focus on achieving the following objectives: "increased flexibility and diversification in the assembly production, increased output, and vertical integration of the production process" (letter from the EC to Hungary, 30.10.2014, par. 12). The second one shall "increase the flexibility of the assembly operation by replacing the current platform-based technology by the so-called module-based manufacturing process (Modularer Querbaukasten, hereinafter MQB) technology" (par.13).
The project itself began on 10 February 2011 and was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014 - however, the aid for the investment projects was scheduled to be paid out between 2013 and 2016.
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.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870331 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,500 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other

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