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Dairymen pay less super-levy

21 September 2001

Dairymen pay less super-levy

EUROPES dairy farmers have been presented with a super-levy bill of k289m (£179m) for the last milk year – significantly less than the k380m (£236m) they paid in 1999/2000.

According to a Brussels statement, eight member states exceeded their wholesale quotas in 2000/01. The biggest overshoot was in Italy, which went 400,000t (4%) over target and faces a bill of k142m (£88m).

Germany and Austria were also significantly over quota at 251,000t (1%) and 102,000t (4%) respectively, generating levy dues of k89m (£55m) and k36m (£22m).

But after taking into account the unused quota in the seven other member states – including the 281,000t shortfall in the UK – the net surplus only amounted to 40,000t out of a total EU quota of 117m tonnes.

In the 1999/2000 milk year the net surplus came to 1m tonnes, with 12 of the EUs 15 member states facing super-levy bills. &#42

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Dairymen pay less super-levy

By FWi staff

EUROPES dairy farmers have been presented with a super-levy bill of Euro289 million (179m) for the last milk year – significantly less than the Euro380m (236m) they paid in 1999/2000.

According to a Brussels statement, eight member states exceeded their wholesale quotas in 2000/01.

The biggest overshoot was in Italy, which went 400,000t (4%) over target and faces a bill of Euro142m (88m).

The 281,000t shortfall in the UK, on top of unused quota in other member states, meant that the net surplus only amounted to 40,000t over the total EU quota, compared with 1m tonnes last year.

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