ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Aug 2020

In August 2020, the European Commission eliminated 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 279/1, issued on 27 August 2020, Commission Implementing Regulation EU) 2020/1221 of 26 August 2020: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32020R1221

Inception date: 27 Aug 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 27 August 2020, the European Commission issued Regulation No. 2020/1221, eliminating the import duty on maize, sorghum and rye. The previous duty was set at EUR 0.26 (USD 0.31) 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.

AFFECTED SECTORS