ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Apr 2021

In April 2021, the EU modified the trigger prices for poultry meat imported from Brazil, Thailand and Argentina.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

4

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 3 liberalising

SOURCE

EUR-Lex. Official Journal. "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/708 of 28 April 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 as regards fixing representative prices in the poultrymeat and egg sectors and for egg albumin". 30/04/2021. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32021R0708

EUR-Lex. Official Journal. "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/533 of 24 March 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 as regards fixing representative prices in the poultrymeat and egg sectors and for egg album". 26/03/2021. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32021R0533

Inception date: 30 Apr 2021 | Removal date: 28 May 2021

Special safeguard

On 30 April 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/708 decreasing the trigger price for poultry imports from Brazil. The measure decreased the trigger prices for Brazilian imports of HS code 0207.14.10, when compared to the prices established in March 2021, from EUR 146.2 to EUR 145.9 per 100 kg.

Notably, these representative or trigger prices activate the additional import duties established under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95. The decreased trigger price is a restrictive measure in the sense it makes the imposition of the additional duties more likely. 

EU’s system of additional import duties in the poultry meat and egg sectors

When the WTO was established in 1995, the EU (then the European Communities) reserved the right to introduce additional duties (or special safeguards) on imports of poultry meats, if import prices fell below a specific trigger price. In this context, under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95, the EU updates the trigger prices given the monitoring of data and taking into consideration the origin of the imports.

Notably, the scheme forms part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) framework of the EU.

Update

On 28 May 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/851 increasing the trigger prices for poultry imports from Brazil, replacing the present measure (see related state act).

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 30 Apr 2021 | Removal date: 30 Jul 2021

Special safeguard

On 30 April 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/708 increasing the trigger price for certain poultry imports from Argentina. The measure increased the trigger prices for Argentinian imports of HS code 0207.14.10, when compared to the prices established in March 2021, from EUR 164.8 to EUR 170.6 per 100 kg. 

Notably, these representative or trigger prices activate the additional import duties established under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95. The increased trigger prices are a liberalising measure in the sense it makes the imposition of the additional duties less likely.

 EU’s system of additional import duties in the poultry meat and egg sectors

When the WTO was established in 1995, the EU (then the European Communities) reserved the right to introduce additional duties (or special safeguards) on imports of poultry meats, if import prices fell below a specific trigger price. In this context, under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95, the EU updates the trigger prices given the monitoring of data and taking into consideration the origin of the imports.

Notably, the scheme forms part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) framework of the EU.

Update

On 30 July 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/1246 eliminating the trigger price for poultry imports from Argentina (see related state act). 

Inception date: 30 Apr 2021 | Removal date: 28 May 2021

Special safeguard

On 30 April 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/708 increasing the trigger price for certain poultry imports from Thailand. The measure increased the trigger prices for Thai imports of HS code 0207.14.10, when compared to the prices established in March 2021, from EUR 163.7 to EUR 192.4 per 100 kg. 

Notably, these representative or trigger prices activate the additional import duties established under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95. The increased trigger prices are a liberalising measure in the sense it makes the imposition of the additional duties less likely.

EU’s system of additional import duties in the poultry meat and egg sectors

When the WTO was established in 1995, the EU (then the European Communities) reserved the right to introduce additional duties (or special safeguards) on imports of poultry meats, if import prices fell below a specific trigger price. In this context, under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95, the EU updates the trigger prices given the monitoring of data and taking into consideration the origin of the imports.

Notably, the scheme forms part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) framework of the EU.

Update

On 28 May 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/851 that updated the trigger prices. Among the changes, the trigger price for poultry imports of HS code 0207.14.10 from Thailand was increased (see related state act).

Inception date: 30 Apr 2021 | Removal date: 28 May 2021

Special safeguard

On 30 April 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/708 increasing the trigger price for certain poultry imports from Brazilian. The measure increased the trigger prices for Brazilian imports of HS code 0207.27.10, when compared to the prices established in March 2021, from EUR 284.2 to EUR 399.8 per 100 kg.  

Notably, these representative or trigger prices activate the additional import duties established under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95. The increased trigger prices are a liberalising measure in the sense it makes the imposition of the additional duties less likely.

EU’s system of additional import duties in the poultry meat and egg sectors

When the WTO was established in 1995, the EU (then the European Communities) reserved the right to introduce additional duties (or special safeguards) on imports of poultry meats, if import prices fell below a specific trigger price. In this context, under Commission Regulation (EC) No 1484/95, the EU updates the trigger prices given the monitoring of data and taking into consideration the origin of the imports.

Notably, the scheme forms part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) framework of the EU.

Update

On 28 May 2021, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2021/851 that updated the trigger prices. Among the changes, the trigger price for poultry imports of HS code 0207.27.10 from Brasil was eliminated (see related state act).