IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

Yes

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 19 Apr 2017 | Removal date: 31 Mar 2019
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

The new country of origin labelling rules require certain Italian-manufactured or Italian-marketed dairy products to be labelled with the country of origin where the milk was extracted, processed and packaged. The goods subject to these requirements include milk and dairy products containing milk such as butter, yoghurt, mozzarella and cheeses among others.

The Italian Minister of Agriculture Maurizio Martina in this context stated: "Citizens must be informed in order to decide what to put on the table, which means protecting Made in Italy, the work of our breeders and to grow a real food culture".

The requirements enter into force 90 days after its publication in the official gazette, i.e. on 19 April 2017 and shall apply shall until 31 March 2019.

A similar labelling requirement was introduced on durum wheat used in pasta and on rice in August 2017, see related state acts.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

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 %
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

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