Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to collect information about how you use this site to improve our service to you. By not accepting cookies some elements of the site, such as video, will not work. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information on how we use cookies.

News & Events

Minister Humphreys announces New Round of Tariff Suspension / Quota Schemes

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has today announced a new round of the tariff suspension/quota schemes and is calling for applications from manufacturers in the chemicals, microelectronic and related sectors.

The tariff suspension scheme offers the possibility for such companies to import raw materials, components or intermediate products from outside the European Union free from tariff duty, if the item cannot be sourced in the EU.

The tariff quota scheme is designed to address shortages in the availability of required materials within the EU and can be applied for in the same way as suspensions.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Ms. Heather Humphreys T.D. welcomed the new call, saying: “The Tariff Suspension and Quota Scheme represent a valuable opportunity for Irish manufacturers to gain a competitive edge by keeping down the cost of sourcing components that are not available in the EU. I would encourage Irish companies to avail of this scheme.” 

Closing date and time for the receipt of the next round of applications is 5.30p.m. on Friday, 31st January 2020. Applications should be sent by e-mail to tariffschemes@dbei.gov.ie and posted to the Department at the address below. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted by the Department. 

The suspension of duties on these applications, if they are successful, will come into effect from 01st January 2021.

Further information on the Tariff Suspension or Quota Scheme may be found here: EU Tariff Suspension and Quota Scheme

Tariff Queries and applications can be sent to

Daniel Reilly,

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation,

Kildare Street,

Dublin 2

D02 TD30

Telephone: (01) 6312853/ e-mail: tariffschemes@dbei.gov.ie

ENDS 

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) plays a key role in implementing the Government’s policies of stimulating the productive capacity of the economy and creating an environment which supports job creation and maintenance. The Department has lead responsibility for Irish policy on global trade and inward investment and a remit to promote fair competition in the marketplace, protect consumers and safeguard workers.

For further information please contact Press Office, D/Business, Enterprise and Innovation, press.office@dbei.gov.ie or (01) 6312200

If you no longer wish to receive emails from the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation Press Office, please notify us by email to press.office@dbei.gov.ie