(03 March 2021) – The Commission today adopted a proposal renewing the dock dues regime in the French outermost regions of the EU (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Réunion) for the period 2022-2027.
This scheme allows exemptions or reductions in dock dues (“droit de mer”) to be granted for a limited list of locally produced products. The current 2014 proposal is due to expire in June 2021.
The measures announced today aim to continue to encourage economic activity and maintain the competitiveness of local products in these French outermost regions.
Among the new features, the proposal raises the threshold for dock dues to €550,000 (from the current €300,000), allowing not only small-scale production but also most new production to be exempted from tax.