State aid in the agricultural sector: Forms
The services of the Commission are receiving an increasing number of complaints about the possible granting of unlawful and incompatible State aid. The complaint form must be used and is intended to assist complainants by identifying the information necessary for the Commission to be able to follow up complaints effectively. This should facilitate the treatment of complaints both by the Commission and by the Member States.
Within the Commission, state aid complaints are treated by the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development if the complaint concerns agricultural products or production (= products listed in Annex I to the TFEU others than fishery products). In case of doubt, the complaint may be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission who will determine which Directorate General should deal with the complaint.
Notification forms for the period 2007-2013
This form shall be used by Member States for the notification pursuant to Article 108(3) TFEU of new aid schemes and individual aid. Member States are also requested to use this form when the Commission requests comprehensive information on alleged unlawful aid.
The present form consists of three parts:
- General Information (to be completed in all cases)
- Summary Information for publication in the Official Journal: The summary information shall be transmitted electronically via the web application State Aid Notification Interactive (SANI). SANI shall also be used when a non-aid measure is notified to the Commission for reasons of legal certainty.
- Supplementary Information Sheet depending on the type of aid:
RURAL DEVELOPMENT MEASURES
0. Information sheet for agriculture [52 KB]
E. Aid for meeting standards [38 KB]
F. Aid for the setting up of young farmers [52 KB]
H. Aid to producer groups [66 KB]
I. Aid for land reparcelling [35 KB]
L. Aid for the livestock sector [39 KB]
RISK AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
O. Aid for combating animal and plant diseases [61 KB]
P. Aid towards the payment of insurance premia [40 KB]
R. Aid for advertising of agricultural products [60 KB]
T. Aids for the forest sector [91 KB]
This form may be used for the simplified notification pursuant to Article 4 (2) of the Commission Implementation Regulation N° 794/2004 of 21 April 2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 .
Simplified notification form [90 KB]
Other forms to use
Training aid [104 KB]
Employment aid [116 KB]
Research and development and innovation aid:
Risk capital aid [110 KB]
Please note that failure to complete this form correctly may result in the notification being returned as incomplete.
The notifications shall be transmitted electronically via the web application State Aid Notification Interactive (SANI) as provided by Commission Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 .