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State aid in the agricultural sector: Legislation

State aid in the agricultural sector: Legislation

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State aid in the agricultural sector: Legislation

Guidelines for State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas 2014 – 2020 ("GL")

The GL aim at setting the general criteria which will be used by the Commission when assessing the compatibility of aid with the internal market.

European Union guidelines for State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas 2014 – 2020

Amendment of the guidelines

Agricultural Block Exemption Regulation ("ABER")

The ABER allows the granting of certain categories of State aid to the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas without prior notification to the Commission.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 702/2014 of 25 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors and in rural areas compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Agricultural de minimis Regulation

This Regulation applies to aid granted to undertakings active in the primary production of agricultural products, with some exceptions.

As a general rule, the total amount of de minimis aid granted per Member State to a single undertaking shall not exceed EUR 20 000 over any period of 3 fiscal years. In addition, the global amount of aid per Member State must not exceed a national cap of 1,25% of the annual agricultural output. However, Member States can further increase the maximum aid amount to EUR 25 000 per single undertaking, within a  national cap of 1.5% of the annual output, if they do not spend more than 50% of their total national aid envelope on one particular agricultural sector.  Member States that opt for the higher aid ceilings must use a central national register to monitor the aid.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1408/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid in the agriculture sector

The Commission amended this Regulation following a stakeholder consultation and impact assessment in February 2019.

Impact assessment - Executive summary

General de minimis Regulation

This regulation applies also to aid granted to undertakings active in the sector of processing and marketing of agricultural products and active in the forestry sector.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid

Information on the forms related to these regulations

European Commission's 'Competition' website about EU legislation on State Aid