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: 11 Aug 2014 | Removal date: 10 Jun 2016
Still in force

Production subsidy

On 11 August 2014, the EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Dacian Ciolos, introduced a support measure for the peach and nectarine sectors. Due to the ongoing Russian import bans (including the above mentioned products) it was argued that oversupply needs to be corrected to stabilize the prices.
 
To that end, the EC increased the volumes of fruits eligible for "withdrawal" and free distribution. Farmers will be compensated for these volumes, hence the measure represents a financial benefit which gives the EU farmers an advantage over their non-EU rivals.
 
The measure is therefore considered trade distorting and the list of affected countries consists of all non-EU rivals exportingpeaches and nectarines (HS code 080930) to the EU.
 
Update:
On 8 August 2015, the EC prolonged the measure until June 2016 by regulation 1369/2015.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

013 Fruits & nuts
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080930 Peaches, including nectarines

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