IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

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: 18 Jul 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Production subsidy

 On 18 July 2016, the European Commission announced a second this year (and third within the last 11 months) 500 million support package for European farmers (cf. Related Measures).
State aid for milk producers
Out of the 500 million, 30 percent will be provided to a scheme meant to incentivise reduced milk production due to the currently low market price.
Agricultural state aid for member states
The remaining funds will be available to individual member states to be used from "a menu proposed by the Commission". They will also be able to match the aid provided with the same amount of national funds, thus enlarging the size of the entire package by another potential 350 million EUR.
Updated other schemes
In addition, the EC plans a number of "technical measures" meant to further support the farmers, e.g. by advanced Direct and Rural Development payments or the extension of the intervention period and private storage aid schemes for skimmed milk powder (cf. Related Measures).
Expanded compensation scheme for fruits and vegetables
The Commission also expanded the fruits and vegetables compensation scheme (Related Measures) to allow for withdrawals by producer organizations.
 
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.
Since this measure only explicitly refers to new state aid with regard to milk, fruits and vegetable farmers, only the corresponding tariff lines were selected as affected.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0702 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
0704 Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled.
070410 Cauliflowers and headed broccoli
070420 Brussels sprouts
070490 Other
0707 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
070700 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070920 Asparagus
070930 Aubergines (eggplants)
070940 Celery other than celeriac
070951 Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus
070959 Other
070960 Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta
070970 Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach)
070991 Globe artichokes
070993 Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.)
070999 Other
013 Fruits & nuts
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
080830 Pears
080840 Quinces
0810 Other fruit, fresh.
081010 Strawberries
081020 Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries
081030 Black, white or red currants and gooseberries
081040 Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium
081050 Kiwifruit
081070 Persimmons
081090 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070992 Olives
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
0602 Other live plants (including their roots), cuttings and slips; mushroom spawn.
060210 Unrooted cuttings and slips
060220 Trees, shrubs and bushes, grafted or not, of kinds which bear edible fruit or nuts
060230 Rhododendrons and azaleas, grafted or not
060240 Roses, grafted or not
060290 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
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)
080590 Other
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
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
040229 Other
040291 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040299 Other

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