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WT/TPR/S/208Trade Policy Review Page 96

TQ

Product

Beneficiaries/eligibility requirements

Allocation procedure

Permit/licence

organizations

13

Cut flowers

No limitation

Past imports;  prise en charge

Non-automatic licence

14

Potatoes and products

Prise en charge;  auction

Non-automatic licence

15

Vegetables

Past importsc;  prise en charge;  pro ratad

Non-automatic licence

16

Apples, pears, quinces, fresh

Non-automatic licence

17

Frozen vegetables

Prise en charge

Non-automatic licence

18

Apricots, cherries, etc. fresh

Past imports;  prise en charge;  pro rata

Non-automatic licence

19

Other fruit, fresh

Non-automatic licence

20

Fruit for cider production

Auction

Non-automatic licence

21

Seed-fruit products

Non-automatic licence

22

Grapes for pressing and grape juice

Unlimited

Permis général d'importation (PGI)

23

White and red wine

Licensed wine traders

First-come-first served

Automatic licence

24

Durum wheat, undenatured

Importers licensed by Reserve Suisse

Unlimited

Automatic licence

25

Bread cereals and other cereals for human consumption

First-come-first served

Automatic licence

26

Coarse grain

Unlimited

Automatic licence

aExcept for horses other than for breeding (auction).

bPrise en charge:  quota shares contingent upon purchases of local goods.

cPast imports:  quota shares allocated as a function of commercial activity, purchases or imports during the preceding year.

dPro rata:  quota allocation depends on the quantities requested by individual importers.

Source:WTO documents G/AG/N/CHE/13/Add.9, 8 January 2008 and G/AG/N/CHE/13/Add.10, 27 May 2008, and information provided by the Swiss authorities.

10.

The Price Compensation Scheme is aimed at compensating for high domestic prices (of locally produced raw materials used as inputs by domestic agri-industries) resulting from, inter alia, agricultural policy measures.7  It consists of tariff protection for locally processed agricultural products, and "export refunds".  The refunds are granted to the extent of the price differences of the raw materials used in the production of processed agricultural goods for exports.  For mainly imported raw materials, the refunds correspond to the border charges paid.  For locally produced raw materials (used as inputs in the production of export goods), the refunds correspond to the excess over world prices of identical products (i.e. the c.i.f. value of the latter at the border of the customs union).  

11.

Under the scheme, MFN import tariffs on the processed products consist of an industrial element and an agricultural element.  The agricultural element is designed to offset the difference between domestic and world prices. It is determined on the basis of a standard recipe for each group of products within a tariff heading, and adjusted periodically to price differences.  The industrial element is fixed by the Swiss Federal Council for the customs territory.  If the sum of the agricultural and industrial element is higher than the tariff bound at the WTO, the latter applies.  Only the agricultural element is levied on imports from countries eligible for preferential tariff treatment under bilateral trade agreements covering processed agricultural products.  The products eligible for this type of tariff protection are:  yoghurt containing fruit or cocoa (HS Chapter 4);  frozen sweet corn (HS Chapter 7);  sugar confectionery (HS Chapter 17);  chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa (HS Chapter 18);  pastry cooks' products and preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk (HS Chapter 19);  and other food preparations (HS Chapter 21).  The raw materials are those used as inputs in the production of these goods, excluding:  raw materials that cannot be produced in

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