Exceptional Beef Aid

Creed announces detail of new €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid Measure The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today (Monday) announced details of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM). This measure will be funded by  a combination of EU exceptional aid and Exchequer support, provided in light of the difficult circumstances […]

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European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

Support for Rural Development This regulation: sets out how the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) aims to develop the agricultural sector over the 2014-2020 period to be more geographically and environmentally balanced and climate-friendly resilient, competitive and innovative; lays down the rules governing the EU’s support for rural development, funded by the EAFRD; explains the […]

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Direct EU Payments to farmers

CAP Direct Payments It sets out the rules for direct payments made to support farmers under the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP). These payments are made on the condition that farmers meet strict rules on the health and welfare of people and animals, plant health and the environment — known as cross-compliance. In December 2017, […]

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Agricultural Products Duties & Refunds

Trade Arrangements An EU Regulation on Trade arrangements for processed agricultural products establishes the trade regime for non-agricultural food and drink items made from agricultural products. They are non-agricultural food and drink items made out of agricultural products. The regulation contains a list of PAP goods. The main product groups include: processed dairy products; frozen […]

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CAP Price Support

The Common Agricultural Policy The Common Agricultural Policy consumes a large part of the EU budget, through the  European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF). The Guarantee element finances the expenditure on market organisation and rural development measures.  The Guidance element finances other rural development expenditures. The fund is administered by the Commission and by […]

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CAP Income Supports

Cohesion Funds The Cohesion Funds (2007 to 2013) support measures under the convergence objectives. The aim is to accelerate convergence in EU states where development is lagging behind by improving conditions for growth and employment. The objective of the Fund is to provide sustainable development. The ceiling on the Cohesion Fund’s contribution to public expenditure, […]

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CAP Development and Reform

Background Agriculture has been at the heart of the European Union since its foundation. This reflects the post-war food security requirement and the strong political influence of France in the 1950s and 1960s with its large agricultural sector, relative to Germany. Agricultural competence is restated in the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union. […]

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Farm Payments UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice explains how payments under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes would be affected if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal. As the UK will have the freedom to design its own agricultural policy once we have left the EU, the nature of support for the agricultural […]

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Rural Development Funding UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice explains how farmers, land managers and rural businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who receive payments under the EU Rural Development Programmes, funded under Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. It sets out how government will […]

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EU Report CAP Funding

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CAP Tariff Issues [UK]

Guidance UK Trade Tariff: Common Agricultural Policy (charges and refunds) Updated 28 April 2016 Contents 1.General 2.CAP imports 3.CAP exports 4.Further information 1. General 1.1 Agricultural duties and charges Certain basic and processed products in the agricultural sector are subject to customs duties and other charges under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU). […]

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Importing CAP products [UK]

Importing Common Agricultural Policy goods How to import food and agriculture products covered by CAP from outside the EU: import licences, duty, import quotas and relief from CAP charges. Published 8 October 2012 From: HM Revenue & Customs and Rural Payments Agency Contents Introduction Common Agricultural Policy import licences Applying for a CAP import licence CAP charges […]

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