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: 26 Oct 2012 | Removal date: 25 Sep 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 25 October 2012, the European Commission (EC) issued Regulation 988/2012, amending Regulation 543/2011 and adjusting the trigger levels for apples andartichokes, courgettes, oranges, clementines and mandarins.
 
The trigger level defines the preferential import tariff quota. Imports above the trigger level will be subject to additional duties. Therefore, an increase in the trigger level is seen as an indirect decrease in the import duties, while a decrease in the trigger level represents an augmentation in the import duties.
 
The trigger level has been increased for all products with the exception of mandarins. The increase of 232,846 tonnes (all products combined) exceeds the 5179 tonnes decrease in the case of mandarins.
 
The measure entered into force on 26 October 2012
 
Update:
With the introduction of regulation 979/2013, all tariff quota have been amended and this measure is therefore suspended with the entry into force of Regulation 979/2013 on 12 October 2013.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070920 Asparagus
070930 Aubergines (eggplants)
070940 Celery other than celeriac
070951 Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus
070959 Other
070960 Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta
070970 Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach)
070991 Globe artichokes
070993 Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.)
070999 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070992 Olives
021 Live animals
0104 Live sheep and goats.
010410 Sheep
010420 Goats
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080510 Oranges
080520 Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids
080540 Grapefruit, including pomelos
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)
080590 Other

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