IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow (subsidised)

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 16 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export subsidy

On 16 January 2014, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Development, Dacian Ciolos announced to stop all export refund schemes for certain African developing countries.
 
The Commissioner stated: 'Since 1 January, EU legislation is also very clear: export refunds have ceased to exist as a means of systematically supporting a sector. Moreover, I would like to tell you this evening, in the framework of preferential partnership agreements with African countries: I am prepared to go one step further. I am ready to propose to stop, once and for all, the use of export refunds to those developing country destinations - even in times of crisis when this instrument can still be used." (Berlin International Green Week, 16 January 2014)
 
This announcement is in line with the recent suspensions of export refund schemes for beef, eggs, poultry and pigmeat (see related measures). Nevertheless only African countries that signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU will benefit from the pledge.
 
The list of affected countries is based on the current EPA negotiations including countries that are still negotiating but have not yet signed an agreement. (latest update of the list: 10 November 2013).

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0702 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
013 Fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080221 In shell
080231 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080930 Peaches, including nectarines
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080212 Shelled
080222 Shelled
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080510 Oranges
080520 Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

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