ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Aug 2020

In August 2020, the European Commission decreased the import duty imposed on certain cereal products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Journal of the European Union, LI 277/12, issued on 26 August 2020, Commission Implementing Regulation EU) 2020/1218 of 25 August 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32020R1218

Inception date: 26 Aug 2020 | Removal date: 26 Aug 2020

Import tariff

On 26 August 2020, the European Commission issued Regulation No. 2020/1218, decreasing the import duty on maize, sorghum and rye from EUR 5.48 (USD 6.49) per tonne to EUR 0.26 (USD 0.31) 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. 

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

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