ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Oct 2012

In October 2012, the European Commission announced a change in import tariff quotas.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



European Commission. (2012). Regulation No. 988/2012. Available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:297:0009:0010:EN:PDF
European Commission. (2011). Regulation No. 543/2011. Available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2011:157:0001:0163:EN:PDF


Inception date: 26 Oct 2012 | Removal date: 25 Sep 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 25 October 2012, the European Commission (EC) issued Regulation 988/2012, amending Regulation 543/2011 and adjusting the trigger levels for apples andartichokes, courgettes, oranges, clementines and mandarins.
 
The trigger level defines the preferential import tariff quota. Imports above the trigger level will be subject to additional duties. Therefore, an increase in the trigger level is seen as an indirect decrease in the import duties, while a decrease in the trigger level represents an augmentation in the import duties.
 
The trigger level has been increased for all products with the exception of mandarins. The increase of 232,846 tonnes (all products combined) exceeds the 5179 tonnes decrease in the case of mandarins.
 
The measure entered into force on 26 October 2012
 
Update:
With the introduction of regulation 979/2013, all tariff quota have been amended and this measure is therefore suspended with the entry into force of Regulation 979/2013 on 12 October 2013.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 26 Oct 2012 | Removal date: 25 Sep 2013
Still in force

Import tariff quota

On 25 October 2012, the European Commission (EC) issued Regulation 988/2012, amending Regulation 543/2011 and adjusting the trigger levels for apples andartichokes, courgettes, oranges, clementines and mandarins.
 
The trigger level defines the preferential import tariff quota. Imports above the trigger level will be subject to additional duties. Therefore, an increase in the trigger level is seen as an indirect decrease in the import duties, while a decrease in the trigger level represents an augmentation in the import duties.
 
The trigger level has been increased for all products with the exception of mandarins. The increase of 232,846 tonnes (all products combined) exceeds the 5179 tonnes decrease in the case of mandarins.
 
The measure entered into force on 26 October 2012
 
Update:
With the introduction of regulation 979/2013, all tariff quota have been amended and this measure is therefore suspended with the entry into force of Regulation 979/2013 on 12 October 2013.