ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the European Commission initiated a GSP-related safeguard investigation on imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar. In January 2019, a definitive duty was imposed. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. Safe008: Notice No. 2018/C 100/13, 16 March 2018: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018XC0316(02)&from=EN
Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. Safe008: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/67 of 16 January 2019, published on 17 January 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R0067&from=EN

Inception date: 18 Jan 2019 | Removal date: 17 Jan 2022

Import tariff

The safeguard investigation on imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar was initiated on 16 March 2018. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 1006.30.27, 1006.30.48, 1006.30.67 and 1006.30.98. This investigation follows the application lodged on 16 February 2018 by Italy. 

On 18 January 2019, the European Commission imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good from Cambodia and Myanmar. The rate of duty in the first year of imposition is EUR 175 (USD 199) per tonne. The rate of duty in the second year of imposition is EUR 150 (USD 175) per tonne. The rate of duty in the third year of imposition is EUR 125 (USD 142) per tonne. The duty is in force for a period of three years. The regulation imposing the definitive duty was issued on 17 January 2017.

It should be noted that this is not a traditional safeguard investigation and duty as it relates specifically to the GSP benefits received by Cambodia and Myanmar. Since tariff related GSP benefits are a unilateral matter for the EU, this measure has been classified here as an import tariff measure. 

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