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 Jul 2016 | Removal date: 30 Dec 2016
Still in force

Production subsidy

 On 14 June 2016, the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture announced a state aid package aimed at supporting milk farmers who have struggled from low market prices since the end of the milk quota regime by the European Union (cf. Related Measures). Other members of the EU have recently introduced similar packages, e.g. Germany (cf. Related Measures).
Austria promised to provide social insurance rebates worth up to 170 million EUR for the third and fourth quarters of 2016. Furthermore, the Ministry for Agriculture promised a repayment extension for agricultural investment credits as well as additional 8 million EUR for mountain farmers ("Bergbauern").
These steps follow a number of state aids already introduced at the Union level (cf. Related Measures).
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.
The list of affected trading partners is based on 2014 figures.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

221 Processed liquid milk, cream & whey
0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040110 Of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1 %
040120 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 1 % but not exceeding 6 %
040140 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 6 % but not exceeding 10 %
040150 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 10 %
222 Other dairy products
0402 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040210 In powder, granules or other solid forms, of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1.5 %
040221 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040291 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040299 Other

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