Brussels – Cyprus is one of five member states exceeding their 2012/13 milk quota for deliveries and will pay part of a €46m penalty.
According to European Commission announcement Wednesday: “Five Member States – Austria, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Cyprus, – exceeded their milk quotas for deliveries in 2012/2013, and must therefore pay penalties (“superlevy”) totalling roughly €46m. Despite the overrun of the quotas in these Member States, total EU deliveries remained well below (-6.0%) the total quota volumes, compared with -4.7% in 2011/12. In addition, the Netherlands overshot its direct sales quota by 1 100t (1.4%) and faces a levy of €301,000”.
According to national declarations for the year ending March 31, , Austria, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Cyprus exceeded their national quotas by a total of 163,700 tons, despite the 1% quota increase in the year 2012/2013 decided in the framework of the 2008 CAP Health Check.

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