ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Sep 2021

In September 2021, the EU increased the trigger prices for poultry meat imported from Brazil and eliminated the trigger price for Thailand.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

EUR-Lex. Official Journal of the European Union. "Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1707 of 22 September 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 as regards fixing representative prices in the poultrymeat and egg sectors and for egg albumin". 24/09/2021. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.339.01.0062.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A339%3ATOC

EUR-Lex. Official Journal of the European Union."Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1246 of 28 July 2021 amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 as regards fixing representative prices in the poultrymeat and egg sectors and for egg albumin". 30/07/2021. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.272.01.0030.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A272%3ATOC

Inception date: 24 Sep 2021 | Removal date: open ended

Special safeguard

On 24 September 2021, the EU adopted Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1707 increasing the trigger prices for poultry imports from Brazil. The measure increased the trigger prices for Brazilian imports of HS code 0207.14.10, when compared to the prices established in July 2021, from EUR 140.3 (USD 164.4) per 100 kg to EUR 196.7 (USD 230.4) 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.

The measure also eliminated the triggering prices for Thailand (see related state act).

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.

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

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