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Minister Troy announces New Round of Tariff Suspension/ Quota Schemes

The Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD, has today (2 July 2021) announced a new round of the tariff suspension/quota schemes. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is calling for applications from manufacturers in the industrial, agricultural, 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.

The Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation welcomed the new call, saying: “I encourage Irish companies to avail of the tariff suspensions and quotas scheme. This scheme represents a valuable opportunity for Irish manufacturers to reduce the costs of sourcing materials that are not available in the EU.”

Closing date and time for the receipt of the next round of applications is 5.30pm on Friday, 30 July 2021. 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 from 1 July 2022.

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

Queries and applications can be sent to:

Hillery Brosnan

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Kildare Street,

Dublin 2

D02 TD30

Telephone: M +353 (0)87 7196182 Email:

New notice: Autonomous Common Customs Tariff Suspension/ Quota Scheme New Round

Application form: Request for Tariff Suspension or Quota


The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) 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/Enterprise, Trade and Employment, or (01) 631-2200