3.19 What is the threshold set by the de minimis regime on State aid? Published 2011/06/16 - Updated 2011/07/07

According to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:379:0005...)on de minimis regime, aid of no more than € 200.000 granted over a period of three years is not regarded as State aid. A specific ceiling of € 100.000 applies to road transport. The Regulation does not apply to aid for fisheries and aquaculture, the primary production of agricultural products (for this specific field please refer to (EC) No 875/2007 at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2007:193:0006...), export-related activities, the coal sector, the acquisition of road freight transport vehicles or firms in difficulty, or to aid tied to the use of domestic over imported goods. It applies to aid granted to firms in all other sectors, including transport and, on certain conditions, for the processing and marketing of agricultural products.
The JMA cannot give a prior opinion on the respect of this regime since this will be assessed during the evaluation of project proposals and because it also depends on the nature of the activities to be implemented. Interested Applicants and partners are thus strongly invited to consult Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006.
Moreover the possibility to apply the provisions of the Commission Communication on "Temporary Community framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis" will depend on each EU Member State. Therefore it is highly recommended to contact the authority/office in charge of State aid issues at national level in order to find out whether this is applicable or not. Please note that the said temporary framework does not apply to subjects belonging to Cyprus and Italy receiving funding under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme.
For more detailed information, see the Note on State Aid(http://www.enpicbcmed.eu/documenti/29_38_20091009161313.pdf).