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: 07 Apr 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Financial grant

On 7 April 2014, the EuropeanCommission granted upon request by the Polish government investment aid from the European RegionalDevelopment Fund (more precisely, the Operational Programme InnovativeEconomy) to the Pittsburgh Glass Works Poland Sp. z o.o. The investment worth EUR 57 million will be used to construct a productionplant for laminated glass components in Komorniki. The goods produced in this factory are potentially tradeable internationally.
 
The beneficiary is asubsidiary of the American company Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC andspecializes in automotive glass manufacturing.
 
The aid received from EU'sFund will amount to EUR 12.35 million, whereas Poland will contributeanother 2.18 million. The decision by Polish authorities to grant theaid was taken already on 8 March 2012 and the project was due on 25 April 2013.
 
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. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.
 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

371 Glass & glass products
7007 Safety glass, consisting of toughened (tempered) or laminated glass.
700711 Of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels
700719 Other
700721 Of size and shape suitable for incorporation in vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft or vessels
700729 Other

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