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: 31 Jul 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Production subsidy

On 31 July 2009, the Spanish Council of Ministers notified its intention to temporary buy and store local coal in order to safeguard local jobs, to reduce Spanish energy dependence and to ensure large scale supply.
According to the Spanish Government, the electricity-generation market cannot absorb all coal extracted in Spain. The state enterprise Hulleras del Norte S.A. (also known as HUNOSA) has thereforebeen entrusted by the government to purchase and store excess coal. Artificially creating higher demand for local coal, the measure protects the local coal industry and discriminates against foreign commerical interests.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

110 Coal & peat
2701 Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
270111 Anthracite
270112 Bituminous coal
270119 Other coal
171 Electrical energy
2716 Electrical energy. (optional heading)
271600 Electrical energy. (optional heading)
331 Coke & semi-coke of coal, of lignite or of peat; retort carbon
2704 Coke and semicoke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon.
270400 Coke and semicoke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon.
345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
2708 Pitch and pitch coke, obtained from coal tar or from other mineral tars.
270820 Pitch coke

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