The scope of the
(1) assistance under this regulation be provided, subject to availability
on average, players operating in sectors related
to the forest for measures which create conditions for
economic development and growth in the processing and
innovation and experiences and recreation with
connection to the forest.
The arrangements for aid set out in paragraphs 2 to 8.
General conditions of support
section 2 of the aid under this Regulation may only be submitted in accordance with
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 of 15
December 2006 on the application of articles 87 and 88 of the
Treaty to de minimis aid.
paragraph 3, aid under this Regulation may only be submitted to the
micro, small and medium-sized enterprises such as the
defined in Commission recommendation 2003/361/EC of
on May 6, 2003.
Which companies should in this context be considered to be any entity
exercise activity consisting in offering goods and/or
services on a given market, regardless of the legal
the form, regardless of whether it is carried out in individual or public
and whether the activities are carried out with a profit or
section 4 of the aid under this Regulation may not be submitted to the
firms in difficulty within the meaning of Community
guidelines on State aid for rescuing and
restructuring firms in difficulty.
§ 5 a recipient of assistance under the Ordinance (2007:481) if
support for rural development measures shall not be granted
support for the same costs in accordance with this regulation.
Aid under this Regulation may be combined with other
forms of State aid or other Union support than that
referred to in the first subparagraph, if the total amount of subsidies not
exceed the maximum aid intensity laid down in section 8. The
total aid must not, however, mean that the ceiling
as set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006
section 6 of the aid under this Regulation shall not be granted for
actions that have been initiated before the application for aid has been granted.
paragraph 7 of assistance under this Regulation shall not be granted for
measures which the beneficiary is obliged to implement in accordance with
law or regulation.
section 8 Assistance may be provided with a maximum of 100 per cent of the estimated
approved costs of the action.
The fate of the aid
§ 9 questions about aid under this regulation be reviewed by
The Swedish forest Agency.
National Board of forestry, prioritising applications for
paragraph 10 of The decision on the aid to be compatible with the conditions
necessary to meet the purpose of the aid, or as
needed for the supervision and monitoring of how the aid is used.
A decision on aid shall be subject to conditions that
the recipient of the aid to carry out the intended measures in the
a certain amount of time.
The conditions shall be set out in the decision.
section 11 Before support is granted shall provide the applicant
full information about other de minimis aid
which it received during the previous three years. The aid may
not be granted until it has been verified that this is not
raise the total de minimis aid
the company may, during the current three year period exceeds
the aid per holding as set out in Commission Regulation
(EC) No 1998/2006.
When the aid is granted shall
the company informed of the nature of the support of the
less importance pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) no
section 12 of the Forestry Board shall keep a register of the aid
provided pursuant to this regulation. Such a register should
contain the information necessary for it to be
possible to establish that the conditions for the aid referred to in
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 are met.
The information contained in the register shall be maintained for 10 years from the date
When the aid was paid out.
paragraph 13 of the Forestry Board may decide to suspend a decision
aid granted in whole or in part and that the aid should not
be paid on any of the grounds specified in section 17 1-3
section 14 of the Forestry Board supervises that the conditions for
left assistance under this regulation are complied with.
15 § the recipient of assistance under this Regulation shall provide
The Swedish forest Agency the opportunity to check the performance of the
action by the aid.
16 § the recipient of assistance under this regulation, the following
call leave forest Agency a written report for
the business support and its exploitation
and a plan for the facility's continued exploitation.
Refunds and chargebacks
17 § the recipient of aid under this regulation are
repayment required if
1. the receiver by providing incorrect information or
any other way has caused that the aid has been granted
improperly or with excessive amounts,
2. the aid for any other reason has been supplied incorrectly, or
with the high amount and the recipient should have known this,
3. the terms of the decision on the aid have not been respected.
section 18 if a beneficiary is obliged to refund under section 17,
should the Swedish forest agency decide to fully or partially require
back support. If there are special reasons,
The Swedish forest agency remit reimbursement in whole or in
section 19 of a recovery decision under section 17 shall be taken within ten
years from the time the aid was paid out.
On the amount recovered shall accrue interest under
interest Act (1975:635).
If there are special reasons, the Swedish forest agency decide that
put down the interest the claim in whole or in part.
section 20 of the 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) there are
provisions for an appeal to the public
Administrative Court. Other than Forestry Board's decision
According to section 13, however, may not be appealed.
section 21 of the Forestry Board may announce further provisions concerning
conditions for support. The Swedish forest Agency, notify the
provisions necessary for the implementation of this