ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2015In July 2015, the European Commission initiated a new anti-subsidy investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
European Commission, Notice No 2015/C 266/06, Notice of initiation of an anti-subsidy proceeding concerning imports of European sea bass and gilthead sea bream originating in Turkey, Official Journal of the European Union, 14.08.2015, C 266, from p. C 266/4:
European Commission, Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1360 of 8 August 2016, published on 10 August 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016D1360&from=EN
On August 14th, 2015, the European Commission announced the initiation of an anti-subsidy investigation on imports of European sea bass and gilthead sea bream (fresh, chilled or frozen), in the form of whole fish (with heads on), with heads off, in the form of fillets, from Turkey (Notice No 2015/C 266/06).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 0302.8410, 0302.8530, 0303.8410, 0303.8955, ex 0304.4990 and ex 0304.8990.
The complaint was lodged on July 1st, 2015 by APROMAR (Asociación Empresarial de Productores de Cultivos Marinos), on behalf of producers representing more than 25% of the EU production of the subject goods.
On 11 August 2016, the European Commission terminated the above anti-subsidy investigation. The investigation was terminated following the complainant withdrawing its complaint on 1 June 2016 due to the Turkish authorities' withdrawal of the main subsidy scheme with the effect of 1 January 2016.