Agriculture in the EU — financing, managing and monitoring rules

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

One of the basic acts of the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP), this regulation lays down rules for financing, management and monitoring under the 2 main CAP funds.

The regulation has been amended several times, most recently by Regulation (EU) 2017/2393.

KEY POINTS

Scope

This regulation sets out rules covering:

Funds financing the CAP

Governance structure

Financial management

The regulation sets out rules for the financial management of both funds, including:

Clearance of accounts

Controls

Penalties

The regulation provides that, in addition to the non-payment or withdrawal of a payment, EU countries must impose administrative penalties on beneficiaries who do not meet eligibility requirements, obligations or commitments.

Cross-compliance

All direct payments, certain rural development payments and certain vine payments are linked to compliance with a number of minimum legal requirements relating to:

Farm advisory system

To advise beneficiaries on land management and farm management, EU countries must establish a farm advisory system.

The system covers a number of elements, including:

Common rules

The regulation also sets a number of common rules covering issues such as:

COVID-19 pandemic

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regulation (EU) 2020/531 allows EU countries to pay a higher level of advances to beneficiaries for the year 2020. This is to compensate for potential delays in aid payments due to the resulting exceptional administrative difficulties delaying the performance of checks.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 1 January 2014.

BACKGROUND

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MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, pp. 549-607)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 have been incorporated into the original document. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/760 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the rules for the administration of import and export tariff quotas subject to licences and supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the lodging of securities in the administration of tariff quotas (OJ L 185, 12.6.2020, pp. 1-23)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/761 of 17 December 2019 laying down rules for the application of Regulations (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013 and (EU) No 510/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the management system of tariff quotas with licences (OJ L 185, 12.6.2020, pp. 24-252)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/531 of 16 April 2020 derogating in respect of the year 2020 from the third subparagraph of Article 75(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the level of advance payments for direct payments and area-related and animal-related rural development measures and from the first subparagraph of Article 75(2) of that Regulation as regards direct payments (OJ L 119, 17.4.2020, pp. 1-2)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 908/2014 of 6 August 2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to paying agencies and other bodies, financial management, clearance of accounts, rules on checks, securities and transparency (OJ L 255, 28.8.2014, pp. 59-124)

See consolidated version.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 809/2014 of 17 July 2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the integrated administration and control system, rural development measures and cross compliance (OJ L 227, 31.7.2014, pp. 69-124)

See consolidated version.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 640/2014 of 11 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the integrated administration and control system and conditions for refusal or withdrawal of payments and administrative penalties applicable to direct payments, rural development support and cross compliance (OJ L 181, 20.6.2014, pp. 48-73)

See consolidated version.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 906/2014 of 11 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to public intervention expenditure (OJ L 255, 28.8.2014, pp. 1-17)

See consolidated version.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 907/2014 of 11 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to paying agencies and other bodies, financial management, clearance of accounts, securities and use of euro (OJ L 255, 28.8.2014, pp. 18-58)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, pp. 487-548)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, pp. 608–670)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, pp. 671-854)

See consolidated version

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 906/2014 of 11 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to public intervention expenditure (OJ L 255, 28.8.2014, pp. 1-17)

See consolidated version.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 907/2014 of 11 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to paying agencies and other bodies, financial management, clearance of accounts, securities and use of euro (OJ L 255, 28.8.2014, pp. 18-58)

See consolidated version.

last update 14.08.2020