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Consolidated text: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1613 of 8 September 2016 providing for exceptional adjustment aid to milk producers and farmers in other livestock sectors

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2016/1613

of 8 September 2016

providing for exceptional adjustment aid to milk producers and farmers in other livestock sectors

(OJ L 242 9.9.2016, p. 10)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2017/286 of 17 February 2017

  L 42

7

18.2.2017




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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2016/1613

of 8 September 2016

providing for exceptional adjustment aid to milk producers and farmers in other livestock sectors



Article 1

1.  Union aid of a total amount of EUR 350 000 000 shall be available to Member States to provide exceptional adjustment aid to milk producers and/or to farmers in the beef and veal, pigmeat and sheepmeat and goatmeat sectors (‘farmers in other livestock sectors’).

Member States shall use the amounts available to them as set out in the Annex for measures taken on the basis of objective and non-discriminatory criteria, provided that the resulting payments do not cause distortion of competition.

The measures taken by the Member States shall support milk producers and/or farmers in other livestock sectors who engage in one or more of the following activities that aim at fostering the economic sustainability of their holdings and that contribute to market stabilisation:

(a) production reduction beyond that covered by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1612 ( 1 ) or not increasing production;

(b) small-scale farming;

(c) the application of extensive production methods;

(d) the application of environmental and climate friendly production methods;

(e) the implementation of cooperation projects;

(f) the implementation of quality schemes or projects aiming at promoting quality and value added;

(g) training in financial instruments and risk management tools.

Member States shall ensure that, when milk producers and farmers in other livestock sectors are not the direct beneficiaries of the payments, the economic benefit of the aid is passed on to them in full.

Member States' expenditure in relation to the payments under this Regulation shall only be eligible for Union aid if those payments have been made by 30 September 2017 at the latest.

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However, as regards the earthquake-stricken regions in Italy, expenditure in relation to the payments under this Regulation for livestock farmers shall only be eligible for Union aid if those payments have been made by 30 September 2018 at the latest.

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2.  In respect of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the operative event for the exchange rate as regards the amounts set out in the Annex shall be the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

3.  Measures under this Regulation may be cumulated with other support financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Article 2

Member States may grant additional support for the measures taken under Article 1 up to a maximum of 100 % of the corresponding amount as set out in the Annex, under the same conditions of objectiveness, non-discrimination and non-distortion of competition as laid down in Article 1.

Member States shall pay the additional support by 30 September 2017 at the latest.

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In addition to the support referred to in the first subparagraph, with regard to Italy, further support for livestock farmers in earthquake-stricken regions may be granted up to a maximum of 100 % of the amount as set out in the Annex.

Additional support for livestock farmers in earthquake-stricken regions in Italy shall be paid by 30 September 2018 at the latest.

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Article 3

Member States shall notify the Commission of the following:

(a) without delay and no later than 30 November 2016:

(i) a description of the concrete measures to be taken;

(ii) the objective criteria used to determine the methods for granting the aid and, where appropriate, the rationale for using the aid for other livestock sectors than the milk sector;

(iii) the intended impact of the measures in view of stabilising the market;

(iv) the measures taken to check that the intended impact is reached;

(v) the measures taken to avoid distortion of competition;

(vi) the level of additional support granted pursuant to Article 2;

(b) no later than 15 October 2017, the total amounts paid per measure, the number and type of beneficiaries and the assessment of the effectiveness of the measure.

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However, with regard to support for livestock farmers in earthquake-stricken regions, Italy shall notify the Commission no later than 15 October 2018 of the total amounts paid per measure, the number and type of beneficiaries and the assessment of the effectiveness of the measure.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.




ANNEX



Member State

EUR

Belgium

10 979 636

Bulgaria

5 809 941

Czech Republic

10 346 106

Denmark

9 294 305

Germany

57 955 101

Estonia

8 081 123

Ireland

11 086 327

Greece

1 683 910

Spain

14 665 678

France

49 900 853

Croatia

1 517 133

Italy

20 942 300

Cyprus

297 165

Latvia

9 760 362

Lithuania

13 298 661

Luxembourg

560 115

Hungary

9 543 566

Malta

100 092

Netherlands

22 952 419

Austria

5 863 491

Poland

22 670 129

Portugal

3 988 059

Romania

10 896 083

Slovenia

1 145 506

Slovakia

2 062 803

Finland

7 521 715

Sweden

6 881 425

United Kingdom

30 195 996



( 1 ) Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1612 of 8 September 2016 providing aid for milk production reduction (see page 4 of this Official Journal).

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