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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