ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Aug 2020

In August 2020, the European Commission reintroduced an import duty on certain cereal products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Implementing Regulation EU) 2020/1192 of 11 August 2020, issued on 12 August 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32020R1192

Inception date: 12 Aug 2020 | Removal date: 25 Aug 2020

Import tariff

On 12 August 2020, the European Commission issued Regulation No. 2020/1192 reintroducing an import duty on maize, sorghum and rye. The rate of duty is EUR 5.48 (USD 6.46) per tonne. The subject goods 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. 

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 26 August 2020, the import duty on the subject goods was decreased, see related state act.

AFFECTED SECTORS