(a) January 2013 Round

The formal proposal for the January 2013 round was not yet available when this newsletter was drafted, but should soon be submitted to the Council for adoption by the end of the year.  

(b) July 2013 Round

EU Member States must forward any objections against the requests for suspensions and quotas that were filed for the July 2013 Round to the European Commission by 10 December 2012, the date of the second meeting of the Economic Tariff Questions Group (ETQG).  

(c) Increased transparency

The Commission has created a public dedicated suspensions database with detailed information on existing and pending suspensions which significantly increases transparency on pending applications.