1. July 2012 Round

On 27 June 2012, the Council published Council Regulations on tariff quotas (Regulation 551/2012) and duty suspensions (Regulation 552/2012) for the July 2012 round.

  1. January 2013 Round

The second meeting of the Economic Tariff Questions Group (ETQG) on the January 2013 Round took place on 11-12 June 2012. The third ETQG meeting took place on 12-13 July 2012. An additional fourth meeting of the ETQG could be held in September 2012 to finalise the discussion on some outstanding issues. A proposal will subsequently be presented by the Commission to the Council for adoption by the end of the year and to apply from 1 January 2013.

  1. July 2013 Round

Applications for a new duty suspension or tariff quota for the July 2013 round must be submitted by the EU Member States to the European Commission by 15 September 2012. The deadlines imposed by the Member States for companies to file applications are normally set at several weeks or even months before the final deadline. Applicants must therefore act quickly if they have not yet filed their request.