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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 TD welcomed the new call, saying: “The tariff suspension and quota schemes represent a very effective way for Irish manufacturers to gain a competitive edge by reducing the cost of sourcing components that are not available in the EU. I would encourage all Irish manufacturers to avail of these schemes where such a need arises.” 

Closing date and time for the receipt of the next round of applications is 5.30 pm on Friday, 26 July 2019. Applications should be sent by email to 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 12 months after the application is made. 

Further information on the Tariff Suspension or Quota Scheme may be found here: Tariff Suspension/Quota Scheme New Round 

Queries and applications can be sent to

Finbarr Kiely,

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation,

Kildare Street,

Dublin 2

D02 TD30

Telephone: (01) 6312472/ email: 


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 also has a remit to promote fair competition in the marketplace, protect consumers and safeguard workers. 

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