Commission publishes Notice on requests of suspension of CCT duties on industrial and agricultural products for July round of 2022
Official publication has been made of the European Commission’s Notice to economic operators (2021/C 421/07), stating that the Commission has received requests for the suspension of Common Customs and Tariff (CCT) duties for the July round of 2022.
The Council of the EU is competent to approve autonomous tariff suspensions and quotas on the basis of a Commission proposal. These suspensions, approved on the basis of Article 31 TFEU, are exceptional in nature and must be open to all EU importers and third country suppliers. Moreover, autonomous tariff suspensions, which are intended to cancel fully or partially the effects of these duties over a given period, may be granted only in case the products within the EU are unavailable.