ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Sep 2014In September 2014, the European Commission announced a change in import duties.
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Regulation 984/2014 (18 September 2014): http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.277.01.0004.01.ENG
On 18 September 2014, the European Commission issued Regulation No. 984/2014, increasing the import duties on maize, sorghum and rye from EUR 5.32 per tonne to EUR 10.44 per tonne. The products are classified under several codes of CN headings 1002, 1005, and 1007. Reductions are available for specified ports of unloading. For maize, the duty-free quota remains in place; however, at the time the Implementing Regulation was issued, the quota for 2014 had already been taken up in full.
The duty entered into force on 19 September 2014 and was replaced by Regulation No. 1186/2014 in November 2014 (see related state act). The duty-free quota regime for certain cereals originating in Ukraine (see related state act) and the abatement regime for maize and sorghum imports from the USA to Spain and Portugal remain unchanged.