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Tariff threat hangs over imported N

22 June 2001

Tariff threat hangs over imported N

NEW anti-dumping tariffs could soon be slapped on fertiliser from several non-EU countries, effectively closing off key sources of imported nitrogen, warns the NFU.

If carried through, 85% of all imported nitrogen fertiliser would be subject to duties, it adds.

President Ben Gill has written to the Department of Trade and Industry urging ministers to fight the European Commission proposal. "The timing of the imposition of tariffs on such an important agricultural input, at a time when the whole industry is still in crisis, could not be worse.

"Fertiliser prices rose by some 50% last year when farm incomes fell by 25% to a new historic low. British farmers will simply not manage to absorb any extra costs as a result of this."

Initial discussions in Luxem-bourg this week concerned proposals to impose the tariffs on urea from Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Libya, Lithuania, Romania and the Ukraine. The Council of Ministers will make a final decision in the next four to five months. &#42

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Tariff threat hangs over imported N

By FWi staff

NEW anti-dumping tariffs could soon be slapped on fertiliser from several non-EU countries, warns the NFU. If carried through, 85% of imported nitrogen fertiliser would be subject to duties, it adds.

President Ben Gill has written to the Department of Trade and Industry urging ministers to fight the European Commission proposal. “The timing of the imposition of tariffs on such an important agricultural input, at a time when the whole industry is still in crisis, could not be worse,” he said.

Initial discussions in Luxembourg this week concerned proposals to impose the tariffs on urea from Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Libya, Lithuania, Romania and the Ukraine. The Council of Ministers will make a final decision in the next four to five months.

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