Existing aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the amendment by the Italian authorities of an existing aid scheme for biodiesel does not constitute new aid, since that amendment consists in changing the criteria for the allocation of biodiesel quotas benefiting from a preferential rate of excise duty and does not affect the constituent elements of that scheme (Eco Fox e.a.)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to develop the biodiesel market, Italy has set up multi-year support programs. Background These programs, which are derived from various legislative acts, provide for exemptions from excise duties on specific quantities for biodiesel producers. The Commission was notified of and authorized the initial scheme in 2002 and subsequent amendments in 2005 and 2008. However, the Italian Council of State annulled certain provisions of the legislative acts establishing the scheme in question, namely those concerning the criteria for allocating the quantities exempt from excise duty. In order to draw the consequences, the Italian authorities adopted, by

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Raphaël Vuitton, Existing aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union considers that the amendment by the Italian authorities of an existing aid scheme for biodiesel does not constitute new aid, since that amendment consists in changing the criteria for the allocation of biodiesel quotas benefiting from a preferential rate of excise duty and does not affect the constituent elements of that scheme (Eco Fox e.a.), 28 October 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105661, pp. 142-143

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