ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Dec 2015

In December 2015, the European Union updated the import tariff quotas for certain agricultural and industrial products applicable during the year 2016.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

EUR-Lex. EU Official Gazette. “Council Regulation (EU) 2015/2448 of 14 December 2015 amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products”. 30/12/2015. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32015R2448

Updated information about the scheme at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A02013R1388-20200701&qid=1611050885711

Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2016

Import tariff quota

On 30 December 2015, the EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) 2015/2448 which establishes the 2016 values for the import tariff quotas scheme established in December 2013 (see related state act), opening new or increasing 22 in-volume quotas.

In particular, based on a comparison of the established annual values between the years 2015 and 2016, the following modifications were made:

  • New quotas were opened for the following 14 6-digits HS codes: 0710.40, 2914.19, 2916.39, 2918.29, 2920.90, 2921.29, 2924.19, 2929.90, 3204.11, 3907.40, 7409.11, 7410.21, 7606.12, and 8483.30.
  • The in-quota volumes for the following eight 6-digits HS codes were increased: 2915.24, 2916.19, 2926.90, 2935.00, 3905.99, 3921.14, 7604.29, and 8302.49. 

The scheme provides determined products with imports at zero duty rates, with exception of HS code 2008.60 for "sweet cherries" which is subject to a reduced tariff of 10%. Notably, the annual in-volume quota for HS code 2008.60 was not modified. 

The new tariff quotas are valid from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2016.

Update

On 30 June 2016, the EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) No 2016/1050 updating the values for the second half of 2016 (see related state act). Via this regulation, new tariff quotas were established, while other previous ones were replaced and/or eliminated. In particular, the regulation closed the in-volume quotas for HS code 7606.12 from 1 July 2016 onwards and increased the in-volume quota for HS code 2914.19.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2016 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2016

Import tariff quota

On 30 December 2015, the EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) 2015/2448 establishing the 2016 values for the import tariff quotas scheme established in December 2013 (see related state act), decreasing or eliminating five quotas previously allocated.

In particular, based on a comparison of the established annual values between the years 2015 and 2016, the following modifications were made:

  • The quotas for the following two 6-digits HS codes were closed: 1104.29 and 2905.59. The previous in-volume quotas ranged were 1 500 and 15 000 tonnes, respectively. 
  • The in-quota volumes for the following three 6-digits HS codes were decreased: 2926.10, 3204.17, and 3824.90.

The new tariff quotas are valid from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2016.