ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Apr 2020

In April 2020, the European Commission imposed an import duty on certain cereal products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Journal of the European Union, L 132/19 of 27 April 2020, Commission Implementing Regulation EU) 2020/573 of 24 April 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1590749518642&uri=CELEX:32020R0573

Inception date: 27 Apr 2020 | Removal date: 04 May 2020

Import tariff

On 27 April 2020, the European Commission issued Regulation No. 2020/573, imposing an import duty on maize, sorghum and rye. The rate of duty is set at EUR 5.27 (USD 5.70) per tonne. The products subject to import duties 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. Since 3 March 2018, no import duty was imposed on the subject goods. 

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 5 May 2020, the European Commission increased the import tariff on the subject good, see related state act. 

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