ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Jul 2009

In July 2009, the European Commission announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



EU cuts tariffs on DMB phones to delight of Korean manufacturers, Asia Pulse, 10 August 2009

EU to lift 14 Percent Tariff on Korean DMB headsets, Maeil Business, 26 July 2009


Inception date: 26 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The European Communities has effectively removed the 14% tariff on digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) phones by recategorising them as multi-functional mobile devices. Since 2007 the products have fallen under the TV sets category resulting in a higher level of tariff. As multi-functional mobile phones, the products will only be subject to 3.7% tariff.
The Government of South Korea and local manufacturers asked the European Commission to review its evaluation last November. Customs tariffs of approximately US$12.2 m will be returned to Korean exporters, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics .

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