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Export licensing requirement
On 16 May 2012, the European Commission announced regulation 418/2012 abolishing the requirement for import licenses for a number of agricultural products. As stated in the regulation, "the requirement of import licences for seeds of durum wheat (...), of barley and of grain sorghum other than hybrids for sowing, (...) for manioc, arrowroot, salep, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes and similar roots and tubers (...), for sago pith and for sweet potatoes for human consumption and the requirement of export licences for seeds of durum wheat, of rye, of barley and of oats should be abolished."
However - unless otherwise stated in exports/imports under preferential conditions, tariff quotas or export taxes - importers and exporters that surpass a maximum quantity given in the appendix will still need to obtain an export/import license.
A detailed list of the products affected can be found in the appendix of the regulation.
The regulation came into force on 24 May 2012.
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