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: 01 Jan 2014 | Removal date: 30 Dec 2020
Still in force

Loan guarantee

On 21 August 2013, the Netherlands notified the EC about their intention to prolong and amend the existing guarantee scheme for agricultural enterprises, established in 2008.
 
Beneficiaries of the program are 'SMEs active in primary production of agriculture' (para. 17, letter from the EC to the Netherlands, Brussels 17.12.2013)
 
The budget for the period of 2014-2020 is EUR 39.16 million or EUR 5.59 million annually. The aid intensity will be a maximum 7.17 percent per case. (para. 15)
 
The proposed amendments with respect to the 2008 scheme are: (para. 22)

  • Increase in the annual payments from EUR 3.25 million to EUR 5.59 million
  • Increase of the maximum aid intensity from 5.83 to 7.17 percent

 
To verify the existence of trade distortions, it is necessary to examine the initial decision from the EC in 2008.
 
'The guarantee of the Government on the loans granted by the credit institutions constitute a measure deriving from State resources. Such a measure is selective in that it favors certain undertakings in the Netherlands and would constitute aid in the meaning of Article 87 of the Treaty if the recipient thereby acquires a competitive edge which it would not have acquired under normal market conditions.' (para. 32, letter from the EC to the Netherlands, Brussels, 4 December 2008)
 
'It can be concluded that the measure constitutes state aid and that the market economy investor principle for the guarantees proposed in the notified scheme is not completely adhered to'. (para. 33)
 
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.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1001 Wheat and meslin.
100119 Other
100199 Other
1002 Rye.
100290 Other
1003 Barley.
100390 Other
1004 Oats.
100490 Other
1005 Maize (corn).
100590 Other
1006 Rice.
100610 Rice in the husk (paddy or rough)
1007 Grain sorghum.
100790 Other
1008 Buckwheat, millet and canary seeds; other cereals.
100810 Buckwheat
100829 Other
100850 Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)
100860 Triticale
100890 Other cereals
012 Vegetables
1209 Seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing.
120991 Vegetable seeds
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
1201 Soya beans, whether or not broken.
120190 Other
1202 Groundnuts, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken.
120241 In shell
1204 Linseed, whether or not broken.
120400 Linseed, whether or not broken.
1205 Rape or colza seeds, whether or not broken.
120510 Low erucic acid rape or colza seeds
120590 Other
1206 Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken.
120600 Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken.
1207 Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
120740 Sesamum seeds
120750 Mustard seeds
120770 Melon seeds
120791 Poppy seeds
120799 Other
016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
1212 Locust beans, seaweeds and other algae, sugar beet and sugar cane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted chicory roots of the variety Cichorium intybus sativum) o
121294 Chicory roots
121299 Other
1801 Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
180100 Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
018 Sugar crops
1209 Seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing.
120910 Sugar beet seeds
1212 Locust beans, seaweeds and other algae, sugar beet and sugar cane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted chicory roots of the variety Cichorium intybus sativum) o
121291 Sugar beet
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
1209 Seeds, fruit and spores, of a kind used for sowing.
120921 Lucerne (alfalfa) seeds
120922 Clover (Trifolium spp.) seeds
120923 Fescue seeds
120924 Kentucky blue grass (Poa pratensis L.) seeds
120925 Rye grass (Lolium multiflorum Lam., Lolium perenne L.) seeds
120929 Other
120930 Seeds of herbaceous plants cultivated principally for their flowers
120999 Other
1211 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.
121190 Other
1213 Cereal straw and husks, unprepared, whether or not chopped, ground, pressed or in the form of pellets.
121300 Cereal straw and husks, unprepared, whether or not chopped, ground, pressed or in the form of pellets.
1214 Swedes, mangolds, fodder roots, hay, lucerne (alfalfa), clover, sainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets.
121490 Other
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240110 Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped
4001 Natural rubber, balata, guttapercha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.
400110 Natural rubber latex, whether or not prevulcanised
400121 Smoked sheets
400122 Technically specified natural rubber (TSNR)
400129 Other
049 Other aquatic plants & animals
1212 Locust beans, seaweeds and other algae, sugar beet and sugar cane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted chicory roots of the variety Cichorium intybus sativum) o
121221 Fit for human consumption
121229 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
1202 Groundnuts, not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken.
120242 Shelled, whether or not broken
231 Grain mill products
1006 Rice.
100620 Husked (brown) rice
100630 Semimilled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed
100640 Broken rice
233 Preparations used in animal feeding; lucerne meal & pellets
1214 Swedes, mangolds, fodder roots, hay, lucerne (alfalfa), clover, sainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets.
121410 Lucerne (alfalfa) meal and pellets
239 Food products n.e.c.
1302 Vegetable saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pectates; agaragar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products.
130212 Of liquorice
130213 Of hops
130219 Other
130220 Pectic substances, pectinates and pectates
130232 Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans, locust bean seeds or guar seeds
130239 Other
250 Tobacco products
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240120 Tobacco, partly or wholly stemmed/stripped
261 Natural textile fibres prepared for spinning
5301 Flax, raw or processed but not spun; flax tow and waste (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
530121 Broken or scutched
530130 Flax tow and waste
5305 Coconut, abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee), ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included, raw or processed but not spun; tow, noils and waste of these fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
530500 Coconut, abaca (Manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee), ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included, raw or processed but not spun; tow, noils and waste of these fibres (including yarn waste and garnetted stock).
391 Wastes from food & tobacco industry
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240130 Tobacco refuse

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