IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 23 Nov 2014 | Removal date: 22 Sep 2016
Still in force

Export quota

 On 22 November 2014, the European Commission announced regulation 1248/2014 increasing the quantitative limit for exports of out-of-quota white sugar from 650'000 to 1'350'000 tonnes and erasing the quantitative limit for export of out-of-quota isoglucose (previously 70'000 tonnes).
The former limit applies to exports to all countries apart from the ones mentioned in article 1(2). The reasoning by the Commission for these liberalisations was that out-of-quota sugar production for the given year was heavily underestimated and "that the WTO ceiling for exports in the 2014/15 marketing year has not yet been fully used" (preamble, point 4 of the regulation).
These limits were initially set out for the marketing year 2014/15, i.e. from 1 October 2014 to 31 September 2015.
Ireland, Latvia and Slovenia were not included as implementing jurisdictions, as they were not assigned any quota neither for sugar nor for isoglucose in annex VII of regulation 1308/2013.
Update:
On 13 February 2016, the European Commission announced regulation 2016/190 regarding the sugar export limits for the marketing year 2015/16. Since the quota remained unchanged compared to last year (1'350'000 tonnes), this measure remains classified as implemented.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170211 Containing by weight 99 % or more lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose, calculated on the dry matter
170219 Other
170230 Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose
170240 Glucose and glucose syrup, containing in the dry state at least 20 % but less than 50 % by weight of fructose, excluding invert sugar
170250 Chemically pure fructose
170260 Other fructose and fructose syrup, containing in the dry state more than 50 % by weight of fructose, excluding invert sugar
170290 Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170112 Beet sugar
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170191 Containing added flavouring or colouring matter
170199 Other
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170220 Maple sugar and maple syrup

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