ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Dec 2020

In December 2020, the European Commission agreed on the 2021 Work Programme for funding promotional campaigns of agricultural products within and outside EU markets. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

European Commission. Promotion of EU farm products. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/food-farming-fisheries/key-policies/common-agricultural-policy/market-measures/promotion-eu-farm-products_en

European Commission. “Commission Implementing Decision of 16.12.2020 on the financing of information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries and the adoption of the work programme for 2021”. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/key_policies/documents/commission-decision-c2021-8835_en.pdf

European Commission. Commission Implementing Decision. “ANNEX I Work Programme for 2021 in the framework of Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries”. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/key_policies/documents/commission-decision-c2021-8835-annex_en.pdf

EUR-Lex. EU Official Gazette. “Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 3/2008”. 04/11/2014. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32014R1144&qid=1610459954062

EUR-Lex. Official gazette. “Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union”. 20/10/2012. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/en/ALL/?uri=celex%3A12012E%2FTXT

European Commission. Press release. “€182.9 million to promote European agri-food products, with a focus on sustainable agriculture”. 17/12/2020. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2436

Inception date: 01 Jan 2021 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2021

Financial grant

On 16 December 2020, the European Commission agreed on the 2021 Work Programme of the Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 that funds promotional campaigns of European agri-food products within and outside EU markets. The Decision allocates EUR 75.3 million (approx. USD 91.9 million) to promotional campaigns to be implemented within the EU internal market during the year 2021. This represents an increase of EUR 12.3 million (approx. USD 15 million) from the 2020 budget (see related state act).

Specifically, the products eligible for the support are specified in Art. 5 of the Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014. They include HS chapters 01-13 (with some exceptions), 15-18, 20, 22-23 (with some exceptions), HS codes 45.01, 54.01 and 57.01, along with beer, chocolate, bread and pastry, pasta, salt, natural resins, mustard paste, sweetcorn and cotton.

The financial grants will be granted in response to two types of campaigns, known as “simple” and “multiple” programmes, with a main focus on the organic label. Simple programmes are submitted by businesses which all are from the same Member state. Multi programmes are submitted by businesses that can be based at least in two different Member states. Hence, these criteria determine the beneficiaries and identify them as businesses from EU Member states who need to fulfil further requirements outlined in the Work Programme.

A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects discrimination against foreign commercial interests. In this metric, the aid proposed here is discriminatory.

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
010121 010129 010190 010221 010229 010290 010310 010391 010392 010410 010511 010512 010513 010514 010594 010599 010611 010614 010619 010639 010641 010649 010690 020110 020120 020130 020210 020220 020230 020311 020312 020319 020321 020322 020329 020410 020421 020422 020423 020430 020442 020443 020450 020500 020610 020622 020629 020630 020641 020649 020680 020690 020711 020712 020713 020714 020724 020725 020726 020727 020741 020742 020743 020744 020745 020751 020752 020753 020754 020755 020760 020810 020840 020890 020910 020990 021011 021012 021019 021020 021092 021099 030111 030119 030191 030192 030193 030194 030199 030211 030213 030214 030219 030221 030222 030223 030224 030229 030231 030232 030233 030234 030235 030239 030241 030242 030243 030244 030245 030247 030251 030252 030253 030254 030256 030259 030271 030272 030274 030279 030281 030282 030284 030285 030289 030290 030311 030312 030313 030314 030319 030323 030324 030326 030329 030331 030332 030333 030334 030339 030341 030342 030343 030344 030345 030349 030351 030353 030354 030355 030357 030363 030364 030365 030366 030367 030368 030369 030381 030382 030383 030384 030389 030390 030432 030433 030439 030441 030442 030443 030444 030445 030446 030449 030451 030452 030453 030454 030459 030461 030462 030463 030471 030472 030473 030474 030475 030479 030481 030482 030483 030484 030486 030487 030489 030491 030492 030494 030495 030499 030510 030520 030532 030539 030541 030542 030543 030544 030549 030551 030559 030561 030562 030563 030569 030572 030579 030611 030612 030614 030615 030616 030617 030619 030621 030622 030624 030625 030626 030627 030629 030711 030719 030721 030729 030731 030739 030741 030749 030751 030759 030760 030771 030779 030791 030799 030811 030821 030890 040110 040120 040140 040150 040210 040221 040229 040291 040299 040310 040390 040410 040490 040510 040520 040590 040610 040620 040630 040640 040690 040711 040719 040721 040729 040790 040811 040819 040891 040899 040900 041000 050400 060110 060120 060210 060220 060230 060240 060290 060311 060312 060313 060314 060315 060319 060390 060420 060490 071040 080111 080112 080119 080121 080122 080131 080132 080211 080212 080221 080222 080231 080232 080241 080242 080251 080252 080262 080290 080310 080390 080410 080420 080430 080440 080450 080510 080520 080540 080550 080590 080610 080620 080711 080719 080720 080810 080830 080840 080910 080921 080929 080930 080940 081010 081020 081030 081040 081050 081060 081070 081090 081110 081120 081190 081210 081290 081310 081320 081330 081340 081350 081400 090111 090112 090121 090122 090190 090210 090220 090230 090240 090300 090411 090412 090421 090422 090510 090520 090611 090619 090620 090710 090811 090812 090821 090822 090831 090832 090921 090931 090932 090961 091011 091012 091020 091030 091091 091099 100111 100119 100191 100199 100210 100290 100310 100390 100410 100490 100510 100590 100610 100620 100630 100640 100710 100790 100810 100821 100829 100830 100850 100860 100890 110100 110220 110290 110311 110313 110319 110320 110412 110419 110422 110423 110429 110430 110510 110520 110610 110620 110630 110710 110720 110811 110812 110813 110814 110819 110820 110900 120110 120190 120230 120241 120242 120400 120510 120590 120600 120721 120729 120740 120750 120760 120770 120791 120799 120810 120890 120910 120921 120922 120923 120924 120925 120929 120930 120991 120999 121010 121020 121120 121140 121190 121221 121229 121291 121292 121299 121300 121410 121490 130120 130190 130211 130212 130213 130219 130220 130231 130232 130239 150110 150120 150190 150210 150290 150300 150410 150420 150710 150790 151211 151219 151229 151311 151319 151321 151329 151710 151790 160100 160210 160220 160231 160232 160239 160241 160242 160249 160250 160290 160300 160411 160412 160413 160414 160415 160416 160417 160419 160420 160431 160432 160510 160521 160529 160530 160540 160553 160554 160555 160556 160558 160559 160562 160569 170112 170113 170114 170191 170199 170211 170219 170220 170230 170240 170250 170260 170290 170310 170390 180100 180200 180610 180620 180631 180632 180690 190211 190219 190220 190230 190240 190510 190520 190531 190532 190540 190590 200110 200190 200210 200290 200310 200390 200410 200490 200510 200520 200540 200551 200559 200560 200570 200580 200591 200599 200600 200710 200791 200799 200811 200819 200820 200830 200840 200850 200860 200870 200880 200891 200893 200897 200899 200911 200912 200919 200921 200929 200931 200939 200941 200949 200950 200961 200969 200971 200979 200981 200989 200990 210310 210320 210330 210390 220300 220410 220421 220429 220430 220510 220590 220710 220720 230110 230120 230210 230230 230240 230250 230310 230320 230330 230400 230500 230610 230620 230630 230641 230649 230660 230690 230700 230800 230910 230990 250100 450110 450190 520100 540110 540120 570110 570190
(+ 675 more)
Inception date: 01 Jan 2021 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2021

Other export incentive

On 16 December 2020, the European Commission agreed on the 2021 Work Programme of the Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 that funds promotional campaigns of European agri-food products within and outside EU markets. The Decision allocates EUR 88.1 million (approx. USD 107.5 million) to promotional campaigns implement outside the EU internal market, namely in third countries, during the year 2021. This represents a decrease of EUR 30.3 million (approx. USD 37 million) from the 2020 budget (see related state act).

Specifically, the products eligible for the support are specified in Art. 5 of the Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014. They include HS chapters 01-13 (with some exceptions), 15-18, 20, 22-23 (with some exceptions), HS codes 45.01, 54.01 and 57.01, along with beer, chocolate, bread and pastry, pasta, salt, natural resins, mustard paste, sweetcorn and cotton.

The financial grants will be granted in response to two types of campaigns, known as “simple” and “multiple” programmes, with a main focus on the organic label. Simple programmes are submitted by businesses which all are from the same Member state. Multi programmes are submitted by businesses that can be based at least in two different Member states. Hence, these criteria determine the beneficiaries and identify them as businesses from EU Member states who need to fulfil further requirements outlined in the Work Programme.

The annual Work Programme also identifies priorities for third countries. Particularly, the encourage campaigns destined to China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam in Asia; Canada, the United States and Mexico in America; and the United Kingdom.

A state measure in the GTA database is assessed solely in terms of the extent to which its implementation affects discrimination against foreign commercial interests. In this metric, the aid proposed here is discriminatory.

 
010121 010129 010190 010221 010229 010290 010310 010391 010392 010410 010420 010511 010512 010513 010514 010594 010599 010611 010614 010619 010620 010631 010639 010641 010649 010690 020110 020120 020130 020210 020220 020230 020311 020312 020319 020321 020322 020329 020410 020421 020422 020423 020430 020441 020442 020443 020450 020500 020610 020621 020622 020629 020630 020641 020649 020680 020690 020711 020712 020713 020714 020724 020725 020726 020727 020741 020742 020743 020744 020745 020751 020752 020753 020754 020755 020760 020810 020840 020890 020910 020990 021011 021012 021019 021020 021092 021099 030111 030119 030191 030192 030193 030194 030199 030211 030213 030214 030219 030221 030222 030223 030224 030229 030231 030232 030233 030234 030235 030239 030241 030242 030243 030244 030245 030247 030251 030252 030253 030254 030256 030259 030271 030272 030273 030274 030279 030281 030282 030284 030285 030289 030290 030311 030312 030313 030314 030319 030323 030326 030331 030332 030333 030334 030339 030341 030342 030343 030344 030345 030349 030351 030353 030354 030355 030357 030363 030364 030365 030366 030367 030368 030369 030381 030382 030383 030384 030389 030390 030431 030432 030433 030439 030441 030442 030443 030444 030445 030446 030449 030451 030452 030453 030454 030459 030461 030462 030463 030471 030472 030473 030474 030475 030479 030481 030482 030483 030484 030486 030487 030489 030491 030492 030493 030494 030495 030499 030510 030520 030532 030539 030541 030542 030543 030544 030549 030551 030559 030561 030562 030563 030569 030571 030572 030579 030611 030612 030614 030615 030616 030617 030619 030621 030622 030624 030625 030626 030627 030629 030711 030719 030721 030729 030731 030739 030741 030749 030751 030759 030760 030771 030779 030791 030799 030819 030821 030830 030890 040110 040120 040140 040150 040210 040221 040229 040291 040299 040310 040390 040410 040490 040510 040520 040590 040610 040620 040630 040640 040690 040711 040719 040721 040729 040790 040811 040819 040891 040899 040900 041000 050400 060110 060120 060210 060220 060230 060240 060290 060311 060312 060313 060314 060315 060319 060390 060420 060490 071040 080111 080119 080122 080131 080132 080211 080212 080221 080222 080231 080232 080241 080242 080251 080252 080262 080290 080310 080390 080410 080420 080430 080440 080450 080510 080520 080540 080550 080590 080610 080620 080711 080719 080720 080810 080830 080910 080921 080929 080930 080940 081010 081020 081030 081040 081050 081060 081070 081090 081110 081120 081190 081210 081290 081310 081320 081330 081340 081350 081400 090111 090112 090121 090122 090190 090210 090220 090230 090240 090300 090411 090412 090421 090422 090510 090520 090619 090620 090812 090831 090832 090921 090931 090932 090961 090962 091011 091012 091020 091030 091091 091099 100111 100119 100191 100199 100210 100290 100310 100390 100410 100490 100510 100590 100610 100620 100630 100640 100710 100790 100810 100821 100829 100830 100850 100860 100890 110100 110220 110290 110311 110313 110319 110320 110412 110419 110422 110423 110429 110430 110510 110520 110610 110620 110630 110710 110720 110811 110812 110813 110814 110819 110820 110900 120110 120190 120230 120242 120400 120510 120590 120600 120710 120721 120729 120740 120750 120760 120770 120791 120799 120810 120890 120910 120921 120922 120923 120924 120925 120929 120930 120991 120999 121010 121020 121140 121190 121221 121229 121291 121292 121299 121300 121410 121490 130120 130190 130212 130213 130220 130231 130232 130239 150110 150120 150190 150210 150290 150410 150420 150710 150790 151211 151219 151229 151311 151319 151321 151329 151710 151790 160100 160210 160220 160231 160232 160239 160241 160242 160249 160250 160290 160300 160411 160412 160413 160414 160415 160416 160417 160419 160420 160431 160432 160510 160521 160529 160530 160540 160551 160552 160553 160554 160555 160556 160558 160559 160562 160569 170112 170113 170114 170191 170199 170211 170219 170220 170230 170240 170250 170260 170290 170310 170390 180100 180200 180610 180620 180631 180632 180690 190211 190219 190220 190230 190240 190510 190520 190531 190532 190540 190590 200110 200190 200210 200290 200310 200390 200410 200490 200510 200520 200540 200551 200559 200560 200570 200580 200591 200599 200600 200710 200791 200799 200811 200819 200820 200830 200840 200850 200860 200870 200880 200891 200893 200897 200899 200911 200912 200919 200921 200929 200931 200939 200941 200949 200950 200961 200969 200971 200979 200981 200989 200990 210310 210320 210330 210390 220300 220410 220421 220429 220430 220510 220590 220710 220720 230110 230120 230210 230230 230240 230250 230310 230320 230330 230400 230500 230610 230620 230630 230641 230649 230660 230690 230700 230800 230910 230990 250100 450110 450190 520100 540110 540120 570110 570190
(+ 674 more)