On 11 August the Commission submitted a proposal to extend the existing Council Decision on dock dues (octroi de mer) by six months, with a new expiry date of 30 June 2021. This is in view of the significant negative economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the French outermost regions. The Council Decision authorises France to exempt certain products produced locally in the French outermost regions from dock dues or to reduce the rate of dock dues charged on them.
- Publication date
- 12 August 2020
- Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union