The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is responsible for the EU regulatory framework governing the trade regime for processed agricultural products.
The EU regulatory framework governing the trade regime for Non Annex I goods (commonly referred to as processed agricultural products) devolves primarily from Regulation (EU) No 510/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
The European Commission is currently reviewing all rules deriving from Regulation (EU) No 510/2014 to make them simpler and more efficient, and to align them to the Treaty of Lisbon.
The rules may be subdivided into two categories:
- Rules on imports from non-EU countries:
- import duties (Regulation 514/2011);
- tariff quotas (Regulation 514/2011);
- methods of analysis (Regulation 900/2008);
- special inward processing arrangements (Regulation 1488/2001).
- Rules on export refunds:
- determination of eligible goods, products and quantities (Regulation 578/2010);
- refund certificates and applicable refund rates (Regulation 578/2010);
- methods of analysis (Regulation 904/2008);
- statistics (Regulation 578/2010);
- special rules for pasta (Regulation 88/2007).