IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

IFI

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 04 Apr 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Loan guarantee

The EIB loan with a value of EUR 100 million will be guaranteed by the EFSI.

EFSI support does not fall under EU State Aid rules as it is meant as a tool to address "market failures or sub-optimal investment situations". However, the investment support does include favourable conditions in the form of public assumption of risk.

As described in the European Commission's Fact Sheet from 20 July 2015: "The type of risk-financing instruments will be designed so as to take uncertainty out ("first loss protection") of as such viable projects and therefore crowd-in private sector investments. Since the EFSI will take riskier tranches in investment projects, the private sector will be able to join under more favourable conditions." Furthermore, the EIB states that "The new initiative [i.e. the EFSI] will benefit from the EIB’s strong credit standing that enables funding at favourable conditions and across maturities".

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

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
9018 Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electromedical apparatus and sighttesting instruments.
901811 Electrocardiographs
901812 Ultrasonic scanning apparatus
901813 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
901814 Scintigraphic apparatus
901819 Other
901820 Ultraviolet or infrared ray apparatus
901831 Syringes, with or without needles
901832 Tubular metal needles and needles for sutures
901839 Other
901849 Other
901850 Other ophthalmic instruments and appliances
901890 Other instruments and appliances
931 Human health services

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