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: 03 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Production subsidy

On 19 January 2009, the European Commission issued regulation 72/2009 modifying its Common Agricultural Policy.
 
Restrictions on public purchasing interventions
The regulation 1234/2007 was amended with regards to pigmeat. There will be no further interventions in the form of reference pricesfor this product.
These reference prices are set as the intervention threshold, below which the Commission may withdraw products from the market in order to keep prices above the reference value.
The new regulation further replaced the monthly reference price fixing for cereals with an annual reference price of (EUR 101.31tonne at its instatement).
The interval for interventions in the cereals sector was shortened to 1 November - 31 May.
For common wheat, the intervention price set "shall be equal to the reference price for a maximum quantity offered of 3 million tonnes per intervention period" (art. 18(1)a of 72/2009). Previously this was simply set to "the reference price without prejudice to price increases or reductions for quality reasons" (art. 18 of 1234/2007).
Regarding butter, the intervention benchmark was lowered from 92% to 90% of the reference price (art. 18(1)b of 72/2009).
The amendment further set the intervention limits for durum wheat, barley, maize, sorghum and paddy rice to 0 tonnes in the intervention period (art. 13(1)a of 72/2009).
Despite these limits, article 13(3) stipulates that "the Commission may decide to continue public intervention beyond the amounts referred to in that paragraph 'i.e. regarding durum wheat, barley, maize, sorghum, paddy rice, butter and skimmed milk powder' if the market situation and, in particular, the development of market prices, so requires."
 
Modified import quotas
The new CAP modifies the quota on potato starch.
 
Restrictions on assistance to cheese and milk producers
The provisions erased the possibility of private storage aid for the Grana Padano, Parmigianno Regiano and Provolone cheeses.
Furthermore, the new CAP includes the abolition of aid for dried fodder processing. Other changes included a different calculation method for the surplus levy charged on Member States which exceed their national quota on milk and other milk products. Instead of having to pay EUR 27.83100kg of milk, "the surplus levy for milk delivered in excess of 106 % of the national quota (...) shall be set at 150 % of the levy referred to in the second subparagraph 'i.e. determined nationally and separately for deliveries and direct sales'".
The regulation came into force on 3 February 2009. However, the provisions regarding quotas on milk production expire on 31 March 2015.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
1001 Wheat and meslin.
100119 Other
100199 Other
1002 Rye.
100290 Other
1003 Barley.
100390 Other
1004 Oats.
100490 Other
1005 Maize (corn).
100590 Other
1006 Rice.
100610 Rice in the husk (paddy or rough)
1007 Grain sorghum.
100790 Other
1008 Buckwheat, millet and canary seeds; other cereals.
100810 Buckwheat
100829 Other
100830 Canary seeds
100850 Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)
100860 Triticale
100890 Other cereals
016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
1210 Hop cones, fresh or dried, whether or not ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin.
121010 Hop cones, neither ground nor powdered nor in the form of pellets
121020 Hop cones, ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
1214 Swedes, mangolds, fodder roots, hay, lucerne (alfalfa), clover, sainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets.
121490 Other
211 Meat & meat products
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020311 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020312 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020319 Other
020321 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020322 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020329 Other
0206 Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020610 Of bovine animals, fresh or chilled
020621 Tongues
020622 Livers
020629 Other
020630 Of swine, fresh or chilled
020641 Livers
020649 Other
020680 Other, fresh or chilled
020690 Other, frozen
221 Processed liquid milk, cream & whey
0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040110 Of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1 %
040120 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 1 % but not exceeding 6 %
040140 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 6 % but not exceeding 10 %
040150 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 10 %
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040410 Whey and modified whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
222 Other dairy products
0402 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040210 In powder, granules or other solid forms, of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1.5 %
040221 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040229 Other
040291 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
040299 Other
0403 Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa.
040310 Yogurt
040390 Other
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040490 Other
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
040520 Dairy spreads
040590 Other
0406 Cheese and curd.
040610 Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
040620 Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds
040630 Processed cheese, not grated or powdered
040640 Blueveined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti
040690 Other cheese
231 Grain mill products
1006 Rice.
100620 Husked (brown) rice
100630 Semimilled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed
100640 Broken rice
233 Preparations used in animal feeding; lucerne meal & pellets
1214 Swedes, mangolds, fodder roots, hay, lucerne (alfalfa), clover, sainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets.
121410 Lucerne (alfalfa) meal and pellets

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