IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 26 May 2015 | Removal date: 31 Mar 2021
Still in force

In-kind grant

According to the UK, "[...] the UK authorities wish to promote agricultural products for the benefit of farmers. [...] The aid is granted in kind by way of subsidised services [... ][The scheme will be in force] from the date of approval by the Commission to 31 March 2021. [...] The overall budget is GBP 180 million (approximately EUR 245 million) and the annual budget is GBP 30 million (approximately EUR 41 million)." (para. 3, 113, 5 and 6 letter from the EC to the UK, Brussels 25.06.2015)

Based on the findings of the European Commission, "It is clear that the scheme in question confers an advantage on its recipients. This advantage is granted through State resources and it favours the producers of the agricultural products covered by the scheme. According to the case law of the Court of Justice, the mere fact that the competitive position of an undertaking is strengthened compared to other competing undertakings, by giving it an economic benefit which it would not otherwise have received in the normal course of its business, points to a possible distortion of competition. [...] The sectors concerned are open to competition at EU level and therefore sensitive to any measure in favour of production in one or more Member States. Therefore, the present scheme is liable to distort competition and to affect trade between Member States." (para. 103 and 105 letter from the EC to the UK, Brussels 25.06.2015)

In the GTA database the determination of whether a policy instrument discriminates against foreign commercial interests turns on whether it creates or alters the relative treatment of domestic firms versus foreign commercial interests. On this metric, the state aid proposed here is discriminatory because the state aid is not available to competing firms outside of the implementing jurisdiction.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

011 Cereals
012 Vegetables
013 Fruits & nuts
015 Edible roots & tubers with high starch or inulin content
017 Pulses (dried leguminous vegetables)
023 Eggs of hens or other birds in shell, fresh
029 Other animal products
211 Meat & meat products
1602 Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood.
160220 Of liver of any animal
160231 Of turkeys
160232 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
160239 Other
160241 Hams and cuts thereof
160242 Shoulders and cuts thereof
160249 Other, including mixtures
160250 Of bovine animals
160290 Other, including preparations of blood of any animal
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
071190 Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables
0712 Dried vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared.
071220 Onions
071239 Other
071290 Other vegetables; mixtures of vegetables
2005 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200520 Potatoes
200540 Peas (Pisum sativum)
200551 Beans, shelled
200559 Other
200570 Olives
200580 Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)
200591 Bamboo shoots
200599 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
0803 Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
080310 Plantains
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)
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.
081290 Other
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
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
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
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
040520 Dairy spreads
0406 Cheese and curd.
040610 Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
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
2309 Preparations of a kind used in animal feeding.
230910 Dog or cat food, put up for retail sale
230990 Other
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
180610 Cocoa powder, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
180620 Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg
237 Macaroni, noodles, couscous & similar farinaceous products
1902 Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed (with meat or other substances) or otherwise prepared, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni; couscous, whether or not prepared.
190240 Couscous
239 Food products n.e.c.
1602 Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood.
160210 Homogenised preparations
1901 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of
190110 Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale
2005 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200510 Homogenised vegetables
2007 Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200710 Homogenised preparations
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210610 Protein concentrates and textured protein substances
014 Oilseeds & oleaginous fruits
016 Stimulant, spice & aromatic crops
018 Sugar crops
019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
021 Live animals
022 Raw milk
024 Reproductive materials of animals

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