Pakistan waiver

I can confirm that the Pakistan waiver will be published in the EU Official Journal on the 14th of November 2012 and will come into effect on the 15th of November 2012 (until the 31st of December 2013). Background - In the reaction of the heavy flooding in Pakistan in 2010, the European Commission had proposed preferential trade concessions for Pakistani products. Following approval of the WTO earlier this year, the European Parliament and Council have now reached a final compromise on the deal. Attached, you can find the likely list of products for which the customs duty will be exempted once the tariff waiver will come into force.

Further products are subject to a duty free tariff quota. The relevant CN-Codes are 61033200 (250 tons), 61034200 (569 tons), 61072100 (168 tons), 61083100 (375 tons), 61099020 (298 tons), 61112090 (154 tons), 61159500 (2263 tons), 62046231 (1893 tons), 62114290 (97 tons), 63026000 (9602 tons), 63029100 (2499 tons), 64039993 (61 tons), 64039996 (363 tons) and 64039998 (173 tons). The quantities mentioned are valid from entry into force of the waiver until the end of 2012.