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: 27 Apr 2012 | Removal date: 27 Mar 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 27 April 2012, the European Commission (EC) issued Regulation 366/2012, amending Regulation 543/2011 by adjusting the trigger level forcucumbers and cherries (other than sour cherries)
 
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 decreased in the case of cucumbers but increased in the case of cherries. It is uncertain which effect will be dominant, hence the measure is considered potentially trade distorting. The measure entered into force on 27 April 2012
 
Update:
With the introduction of regulation 353/2013 (related measures), on 18 April 2013, both trigger levels have been amended. The described measure thus expired on that date.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0707 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
070700 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
013 Fruits & nuts
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080910 Apricots
080921 Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus)
080929 Other
080930 Peaches, including nectarines
080940 Plums and sloes

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