ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Mar 2018

In March 2018, the European Commission decreased the import duty on certain cereal products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Journal of the European Union, L 61/1 of 3 March 2018, Commission Implementing Regulation EU) 2018/316 of 2 March 2018: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1590750393246&uri=CELEX:32018R0316

Inception date: 03 Mar 2018 | Removal date: 27 Apr 2020

Import tariff

On 3 March 2018, the European Commission issued Regulation No. 2018/316, eliminating the import duty on maize, sorghum and rye. The products subject to duty-free imports are classified under HS code subheadings 1002.10.00, 1002.90.00, 1005.10.90, 1005.90.00, 1007.10.90 and 1007.90.00. Reductions are available for specified ports of unloading. The previous duty was set at EUR 0.56 (USD 0.69) per tonne. 

The import duty is imposed following the implementation of a flexible mechanism for import tariffs on grain imports (wheat, rye, maize and sorghum) in August 2010, see related state act.

On 27 April 2020, the European Commission reimposed the import tariff on the subject goods, see related state act. 

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