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: 04 Apr 2013 | Removal date: 03 Jun 2014
Still in force

Import tariff

On 4 April 2013, the European Commission changed the classification of heavy oils listed under the HS code 2707 99 99, thereby raising the import duties on these products from 0% to 1.7%.
On 1 July 2014, when the underlying regulation 1387/2013 came into force (cf. Related Measures), the import duties at hand were suspended.
On 23 May 2015, the European Council announced in regulation 2015/812 it would retroactively suspend the Common Customs Tariff duties on heavy oilslisted under the HS code 2707 99 99. According to the European Council, "given that in the Union there is no supply of such heavy oils and similar products, the temporary suspension of autonomous customs duties should have been applied without the interruption during the period from 4 April 2013 to 30 June 2014, provided that those heavy oils and similar products were destined for use as refinery feedstock to undergo a specific process and were subject to the end-use procedure."
The list of affected trading partners is based on the HS code 270799, since the UN COMTRADE database allows only up to 6-digit HS codes.
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
2707 Oils and other products of the distillation of high temperature coal tar; similar products in which the weight of the aromatic constituents exceeds that of the nonaromatic constituents.
270799 Other

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