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: 16 Oct 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Financial grant

 On 7 September 2015, the European Commission announced a 500 million EUR package to support farmers, particularly those in the dairy and pig meat sectors.
According to a press release, the aim of the package is

  • "(1) addressing the cash-flow difficulties farmers are facing,
  • (2) stabilising markets and
  • (3) addressing the functioning of the supply chain."

Furthermore, the Commission mentioned that "today's announcement should be seen in the context of considerable support already provided to the agricultural sector in response to the impact of the Russian ban and the level of support that the EU provides annually to farmers and rural communities, amounting to more than EUR50 billion."
With regard to the first aim, the Commission shall advance the direct payments and certain Rural Development payments to farmers starting as early as 16 October 2015.
Most of the other steps mentioned in the annex to the press release focused on promtion of European meat and EU support schemes for Europea famers. The annex also announced further aid in the future, e.g. the Commission is working on a new pig meat storage aid (cf. Related Measures).
On 15 September 2015, Commissioner Phil Hogan presented in a speech at the Informal Council of Agriculture Ministers the concrete steps of the support package (cf. Sources). He stressed that the measure was exceptional in nature and that 420 million from the package will be distributed to members states based on their milk quota from the previous year; whereas the remaining 20% of the package will be handed out based on how each EU country was affected by the fall in the pig meat prices, the Russian import ban on dairy products and the summer drought.
The GTA includes state guarantees and other financial incentives that are likely to affect the restructuring and performance of firms facing international competition, whether from imports, in export markets, and from foreign subsidiaries.
 
The list of implementing jurisdictions is based only on those EU Member States which have explicitly received more than 10 million USD in state aid.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

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
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

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