IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

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 Oct 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

State loan

On 27 October 2009, French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled the EUR 1.65 billion rescue package for French farmers coping with considerable cutbacks of revenues - not only due to the current economic downturn, but also due to a fundamental structural crisis in the agricultural sector. He emphasised that this aid is put in place to defend the 'French national identity'.
The financing plan consists of EUR 1 billion subsidized bank loans with 1 or 1.5 % interest rates and EUR 650 million in land and energy tax cuts as well as reduced social charges.
In his speech in the Jura, eastern France, Mr. Sarkozy insisted that the plan would not break EU rules on state aid and subsidized loans and would cost the French state only EUR 60 million. He highlighted that the package will be effective starting from next week and all loans are supposed to be allocated by the end of this year.
Moreover, he disagrees with the European Commission for hesitating to help dairy farmers suffering from a fall in milk prices and he reveals the French stance towards agricultural policy to be in great contrast to the EU position of overhauling and scaling back subsidies (see also GTA measure on France - New subsidies for the fruits and vegetables sector): Mr Sarkozy aims for a more regulated European agricultural sector and announced to firstly put in place a dairy sector regulation in early 2010 and secondly to come up with a draft of a law for the modernisation of the agricultural sector mentioning particularly the problem of the French workforce not being competitive even within the big EU countries.
The new measures provides support to producers in a sector where international trade is possible. The measure financially favours French farmers over foreign farmers.

 
A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects the extent of discrimination against foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

012 Vegetables
0702 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
070200 Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
0703 Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks and other alliaceous vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070310 Onions and shallots
070320 Garlic
070390 Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables
0704 Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled.
070410 Cauliflowers and headed broccoli
070420 Brussels sprouts
070490 Other
0705 Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and chicory (Cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled.
070511 Cabbage lettuce (head lettuce)
070519 Other
070521 Witloof chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum)
070529 Other
0706 Carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, fresh or chilled.
070610 Carrots and turnips
070690 Other
0707 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
070700 Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled.
0708 Leguminous vegetables, shelled or unshelled, fresh or chilled.
070810 Peas (Pisum sativum)
070820 Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)
070890 Other leguminous vegetables
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070920 Asparagus
070930 Aubergines (eggplants)
070940 Celery other than celeriac
070951 Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus
070959 Other
070960 Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta
070991 Globe artichokes
070993 Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.)
070999 Other
0807 Melons (including watermelons) and papaws (papayas), fresh.
080711 Watermelons
080719 Other
013 Fruits & nuts
0801 Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080131 In shell
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080241 In shell
080251 In shell
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080610 Fresh
0807 Melons (including watermelons) and papaws (papayas), fresh.
080720 Papaws (papayas)
0808 Apples, pears and quinces, fresh.
080810 Apples
080830 Pears
0809 Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nectarines), plums and sloes, fresh.
080910 Apricots
080929 Other
080930 Peaches, including nectarines
080940 Plums and sloes
0810 Other fruit, fresh.
081010 Strawberries
081020 Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries
081040 Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium
081050 Kiwifruit
081060 Durians
081070 Persimmons
081090 Other
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
0709 Other vegetables, fresh or chilled.
070992 Olives
015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
0701 Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
070190 Other
0714 Manioc, arrowroot, salep, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes and similar roots and tubers with high starch or inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets; sago pith.
071410 Manioc (cassava)
071420 Sweet potatoes
071430 Yams (Dioscorea spp.)
071490 Other
017 Pulses (dried leguminous vegetables)
0713 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split.
071310 Peas (Pisum sativum)
071320 Chickpeas (garbanzos)
071331 Beans of the species Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper or Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek
071333 Kidney beans, including white pea beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
071335 Cow peas (Vigna unguiculata)
071339 Other
071340 Lentils
071350 Broad beans (Vicia faba var. major) and horse beans (Vicia faba var. equina, Vicia faba var. minor)
021 Live animals
0101 Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies.
010121 Purebred breeding animals
010129 Other
0102 Live bovine animals.
010221 Purebred breeding animals
010229 Other
010290 Other
0103 Live swine.
010391 Weighing less than 50 kg
010392 Weighing 50 kg or more
0104 Live sheep and goats.
010410 Sheep
0105 Live poultry, that is to say, fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowls.
010511 Fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
010512 Turkeys
010594 Fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
0106 Other live animals.
010611 Primates
010614 Rabbits and hares
010619 Other
010632 Psittaciformes (including parrots, parakeets, macaws and cockatoos)
010639 Other
010649 Other
010690 Other
023 Eggs of hens or other birds in shell, fresh
0407 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.
040711 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
040719 Other
040721 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
040729 Other
029 Other animal products
0409 Natural honey.
040900 Natural honey.
0410 Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
041000 Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
032 Non-wood forest products
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080290 Other
211 Meat & meat products
0201 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
020110 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020120 Other cuts with bone in
020130 Boneless
0202 Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
020220 Other cuts with bone in
020230 Boneless
0203 Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020311 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020312 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020319 Other
020322 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
020329 Other
0204 Meat of sheep or goats, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020410 Carcasses and halfcarcasses of lamb, fresh or chilled
020421 Carcasses and halfcarcasses
020422 Other cuts with bone in
020423 Boneless
020430 Carcasses and halfcarcasses of lamb, frozen
020442 Other cuts with bone in
020443 Boneless
020450 Meat of goats
0205 Meat of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020500 Meat of horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen.
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
020629 Other
020630 Of swine, fresh or chilled
020649 Other
020680 Other, fresh or chilled
020690 Other, frozen
0207 Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020711 Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
020712 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020713 Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
020714 Cuts and offal, frozen
020725 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020726 Cuts and offal, fresh or chilled
020727 Cuts and offal, frozen
020741 Not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled
020742 Not cut in pieces, frozen
020743 Fatty livers, fresh or chilled
020744 Other, fresh or chilled
020745 Other, frozen
020753 Fatty livers, fresh or chilled
020754 Other, fresh or chilled
020755 Other, frozen
0208 Other meat and edible meat offal, fresh, chilled or frozen.
020810 Of rabbits or hares
020890 Other
0210 Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal.
021011 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in
021012 Bellies (streaky) and cuts thereof
021019 Other
021020 Meat of bovine animals
021099 Other
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
0710 Vegetables (uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water), frozen.
071010 Potatoes
071021 Peas (Pisum sativum)
071022 Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)
071029 Other
071030 Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach)
071040 Sweet corn
071080 Other vegetables
071090 Mixtures of vegetables
0711 Vegetables provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.
071120 Olives
071140 Cucumbers and gherkins
071151 Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus
071159 Other
071190 Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables
0712 Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared.
071220 Onions
071232 Wood ears (Auricularia spp.)
071239 Other
071290 Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0801 Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080111 Desiccated
080122 Shelled
080132 Shelled
0802 Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
080212 Shelled
080222 Shelled
080232 Shelled
080242 Shelled
080252 Shelled
0803 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
080310 Plantains
080390 Other
0804 Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
080410 Dates
080430 Pineapples
080440 Avocados
080450 Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens
0805 Citrus fruit, fresh or dried.
080510 Oranges
080520 Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids
080540 Grapefruit, including pomelos
080550 Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia)
080590 Other
0806 Grapes, fresh or dried.
080620 Dried
0811 Fruit and nuts, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, frozen, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
081110 Strawberries
081120 Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, loganberries, black, white or red currants and gooseberries
081190 Other
0812 Fruit and nuts, provisionally preserved (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption.
081210 Cherries
0813 Fruit, dried, other than that of headings 08.01 to 08.06; mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter.
081310 Apricots
081320 Prunes
081330 Apples
081340 Other fruit
081350 Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits of this Chapter
0814 Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions.
081400 Peel of citrus fruit or melons (including watermelons), fresh, frozen, dried or provisionally preserved in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions.
215 Animal fats
0209 Pig fat, free of lean meat, and poultry fat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked.
020910 Of pigs
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
223 Eggs, in shell, preserved or cooked
0407 Birds' eggs, in shell, fresh, preserved or cooked.
040790 Others
239 Food products n.e.c.
0408 Birds' eggs, not in shell, and egg yolks, fresh, dried, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, moulded, frozen or otherwise preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040811 Dried
040819 Other
040891 Dried
040899 Other

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