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: 19 Nov 2011 | Removal date: 18 Dec 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 19 December 2011, the European Commission increased the annual tariff quota for Rum (HS code 2208.40) from 108 000 hectoliters to 120 000 hectoliters (article 3 (1) Council Decision 896/2011).
 
The tariff rate quota only applies to French 'overseas departments' (Preamble (1)), namely: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion. Therefore it is considered discriminatory with respect to all other rum importers to the EU.
 
Furthermore, the amendment foresees that the period of application is extended until 31 December 2013.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220840 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugarcane products

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