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: 22 Jul 2009 | Removal date: 19 Feb 2010
Still in force

Export subsidy

On 22 July 2009, the member states of the European Union agreed to help stabilize falling dairy prices by scrapping the minimum price for cheese to qualify for export subsidies. Extension of purchases of butter and milk powder are also planned.
 
These steps are taken with the goal of removing the surplus on the respective markets. The current regulations allowed the European Commission to buy surplus butter and milk powder from the market. This regulation has now been extended until the end of November 2009 and the report of 22 July 2009 includes a proposal of extending the scheme until February 2010.
 
In the report published on 22 July 2009, titled Dairy market situation report, the European Commission describes a number of measures supporitng the dairy market. The measures that will continue to be used are intervention, private storage aid and export refunds. The European Commission will now also allow direct payments to farmers to be paid early and has just launched a new round of dairy promotion programmes. Other instruments include "levies on producers who exceed their quota to finance voluntary retirement from milk production, and the extension to farmers of the Temporary Crisis Framework for state aid." 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

023 Eggs of hens or other birds in shell, fresh
0407 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.
040711 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
040719 Other
040721 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
040729 Other
029 Other animal products
0409 Natural honey.
040900 Natural honey.
0410 Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
041000 Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
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 %
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040410 Whey and modified whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
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
0403 Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa.
040310 Yogurt
040390 Other
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040490 Other
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
040520 Dairy spreads
040590 Other
0406 Cheese and curd.
040610 Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
040620 Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds
040630 Processed cheese, not grated or powdered
040640 Blueveined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti
040690 Other cheese
223 Eggs, in shell, preserved or cooked
0407 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.
040790 Others
239 Food products n.e.c.
0408 Birds' eggs, not in shell, and egg yolks, fresh, dried, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, moulded, frozen or otherwise preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040811 Dried
040819 Other
040891 Dried
040899 Other

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