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: No inception date

Local sourcing

 On 26 April 2016, the Committee for Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry, Food Industry and Specific Services of the Romanian Parliament proposed an amendment to the law 321/2009 on food products.
According to the amendment, supermarkets in Romania with a turnover of at least 2 million EUR will have to source 51% of certain fresh foods locally. This localisation requirement shall hold for meat, eggs, vegetables and fruits, honey, dairy and bakery products.
Since the proposal, the amendment has been passed by the parliament and awaits the president's signature. Meanwhile, the media reports (cf. Sources) questioned whether the protectionist amendments would be allowed by the European Commission.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0702 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
070320 Garlic
0704 Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled.
070410 Cauliflowers and headed broccoli
070490 Other
0705 Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled.
070511 Cabbage lettuce (head lettuce)
070519 Other
0706 Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled.
070610 Carrots and turnips
070690 Other
0707 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
070700 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
0708 Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled.
070820 Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070930 Aubergines (eggplants)
070951 Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus
070959 Other
070960 Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta
070993 Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.)
070999 Other
0807 Melons (including watermelons) and papaws (papayas), fresh.
080711 Watermelons
013 Fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080231 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
080830 Pears
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080910 Apricots
080930 Peaches, including nectarines
080940 Plums and sloes
0810 Other fruit, fresh.
081010 Strawberries
081050 Kiwifruit
081090 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070992 Olives
015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other
017 Pulses (dried leguminous vegetables)
0713 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split.
071333 Kidney beans, including white pea beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
023 Eggs of hens or other birds in shell, fresh
0407 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.
040711 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
040719 Other
040721 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
029 Other animal products
0409 Natural honey.
040900 Natural honey.
211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020120 Other cuts with bone in
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020230 Boneless
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020311 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020312 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020319 Other
020322 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020329 Other
0206 Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020610 Of bovine animals, fresh or chilled
020629 Other
020649 Other
0207 Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020711 Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
020712 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020713 Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
020714 Cuts and offal, frozen
020726 Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
020727 Cuts and offal, frozen
020741 Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
020744 Other, fresh or chilled
0208 Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020810 Of rabbits or hares
0210 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.
021012 Bellies (streaky) and cuts thereof
021019 Other
021099 Other
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
0710 Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen.
071021 Peas (Pisum sativum)
071022 Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)
071030 Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach)
071080 Other vegetables
071090 Mixtures of vegetables
0711 Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.
071120 Olives
0712 Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared.
071290 Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080212 Shelled
080222 Shelled
080232 Shelled
0803 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
080310 Plantains
080390 Other
0804 Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
080410 Dates
080430 Pineapples
080440 Avocados
080450 Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080510 Oranges
080520 Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids
080540 Grapefruit, including pomelos
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
0813 Fruit, dried, other than that of headings 08.01 to 08.06; mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter.
081340 Other fruit
215 Animal fats
0209 Pig fat, free of lean meat, and poultry fat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked.
020910 Of pigs
221 Processed liquid milk, cream & whey
0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
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
040229 Other
0403 Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa.
040310 Yogurt
040390 Other
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040490 Other
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
0406 Cheese and curd.
040610 Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
040620 Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds
040630 Processed cheese, not grated or powdered
040640 Blueveined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti
040690 Other cheese
223 Eggs, in shell, preserved or cooked
0407 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.
040790 Others
239 Food products n.e.c.
0408 Birds' eggs, not in shell, and egg yolks, fresh, dried, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, moulded, frozen or otherwise preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040899 Other

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