ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Mar 2019
In March 2019, the European Commission amended the applicable import tariff set on husked rice other than basmati rice.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/371 of 7 March 2019, published on 8 March 2019: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.068.01.0003.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2019:068:TOC
European Commission, Increase of European import duties on brown rice, issued on 8 March 2020: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/increase-european-import-duties-brown-rice-2019-mar-08_en#:~:text=With%20'husked'%20or%20brown%20rice,per%20tonne%20as%20of%20today.&text=Import%20duties%20of%20%E2%82%AC65,be%20on%201%20September%202019.
On 8 March 2019, the European Commission issued Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/371 increasing the duty imposed on imports of certain husked rice falling under HS code subheading 1006.20. The duty was increased from EUR 30 (USD 33.72) to EUR 65 (USD 73.06) per tonne. The previous import tariff was set on the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2012/191, see related state act.
Following international agreements, the European Commission reviews the import duty on certain husked rice twice a year and amends it depending on import levels of the subject good. In this context, the Commission explained in a press release: "The legislation in place highlights that if the level of imports for husked rice in the first six months of the marketing year is below 191,113 tonnes, the duty should be fixed at €30 per tonne which was the case until today’s decision. When it exceeds 191,113 tonnes, but is not higher than 224,839 tonnes, the duty should be fixed at €42.5 per tonne. Finally, which applies in this case, if it exceeds 258,565 tonnes, the duty needs to be set at €65 per tonne. Import duties of €65 per tonne are now fixed until the next review, which will be on 1 September 2019. In the meanwhile, the European Commission is monitoring the market closely."
The import duty was amended in March 2020, see related state act.