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: 01 Jan 2012 | Removal date: 31 Oct 2012
Still in force

Import quota

On 16 December 2011, the European Commission (EC) issued Regulation 1325/2011, amending Regulation 543/2011 and adjusting the trigger level forpears, lemons, apples and courgettes.
 
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 courgettes and pears. In the case of lemons and apples, the trigger level has increased during one semester and decreased during the other. It is uncertain which effect will be dominant, hence the measure is considered potentially trade distorting. The measure entered into force on 1 January 2012
 
Update:
With the introduction of regulation 450/2012, 781/2012 and 988/2012 all products are subject to changes in the trigger levels. Therefore this measure is considered to be expired with the introduction of Regulation 988/2012 in October 2012.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

013 Fruits & nuts
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)

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