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 Jun 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Financial grant

On 14 September 2011, Polishauthorities granted investment aid to the Kronospan OSP Sp. z o.o. forthe construction of a production plant for oriented particle boards inStrzelce Opolskie, the Opolskie Region. Apparently, the R&D&I aid was granted based on the plant's innovative productionmethod.
 
The beneficiary company ispart of the Kronospan Group, mainly selling wood-based products, as wellas wood finishing products and raw materials such as resin andlaminates.
 
With the total costsamounting to EUR 102.8 Million, Poland will cover 99.49 million of which29.85 million will originate from the European Regional DevelopmentFund.
 
The project was initiated on 1 June 2012 and is due on 31 October 2014.
 
A state measure in the GTAdatabase is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which itsimplementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreigncommercial interests. In this case particle board is traded internationally and competition in the relevant markets in Poland and elsewhere may be affected. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

314 Boards & panels
4410 Particle board, oriented strand board (OSB) and similar board (for example, waferboard) of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances.
441011 Particle board
441012 Oriented strand board (OSB)
441090 Other

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