The scope of the
(1) assistance under this regulation be provided, subject to availability of
funds, to operators in the food sector for measures to
improved competitiveness in the food sector and for a
improving the quality of meals in the public sector.
Detailed conditions for aid are set out in sections 3 to 17.
paragraph 2 of this regulation means
organic products: products obtained in accordance with
Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on the
organic production and labelling of organic products and
repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91,
company: every entity engaged in an activity which consists in
offering goods and/or services on a given market, regardless
its legal status, if it is carried out in individual or
public order and whether the activities are carried out with
for profit or not,
"agricultural products" means products covered by Annex I to the
the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union (TFEU)
except fishery products,
food: products referred to in article 2 of
European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the
the Council of 28 January 2002 laying down the General principles and requirements of
food law, establishing the European
food safety authority and laying down procedures in matters of
as regards food safety,
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): enterprises which are defined as small
or medium as defined in Commission
Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition
of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises,
large companies: companies other than small or medium-sized enterprises.
General conditions of support
paragraph 3 of the Payments under 9, 11, 12, 15 and 16 sections, as well as aid within the meaning of section 17 of the
for other activities than primary production of agricultural products
may only be submitted in accordance with
1. Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August
2008 declaring certain categories of aid compatible
with the common market in application of articles 87 and 88 of the
the Treaty (General block exemption regulation),
2. Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006 of 15
December 2006 on the application of articles 87 and 88 of the
Treaty to state aid to small and medium-sized enterprises
active in the production of agricultural products and
amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001,
3. 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, or
4. Commission Regulation (EC) no 875/2007 of 24 July
2007 on the application of articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty
on de minimis aid in the fisheries sector and amending
by Regulation (EC) No 1860/2004.
If an aid covered by the first paragraph 3 or 4 shall be granted
associations of undertakings or other bodies for
projects that are expected to benefit more companies, the amount of aid per
companies is calculated according to the number of companies referred to benefit from
Notwithstanding the first subparagraph, support is provided for any action under section 9
first subparagraph 3.
section 4 of the aid under this regulation to large companies may only
be submitted in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 or
Commission Regulation (EC) no 875/2007. Aid may not
be provided to large enterprises for activities in the primary production
of agricultural products.
paragraph 5 of the support under this Regulation shall not be granted to companies
in difficulty within the meaning of the Community guidelines
on State aid for rescuing and restructuring
firms in difficulty.
6 § support under 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 sections of activity
refers to the primary production of agricultural products shall not refer to
actions that have been initiated before the application for aid has
Support under 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 sections for activities other than
the primary production of agricultural products shall not relate to measures
that has started before the application for aid has been submitted.
section 7 of the support referred to in paragraphs 11 and 16 paid out to the players
organizing measures and will the eligible undertakings
as a benefit in kind by means of subsidised
services. If the service is provided by an organization may
membership in the Organization will not be a condition for receiving
access to the service.
The operators referred to in the first subparagraph may be granted aid for
costs of their administration of the scheme. The aid may
do not exceed the costs of providing the services.
section 8 assistance under this Regulation may be combined with other
forms of State aid or other Union support, if they
total payments do not exceed the maximum aid intensities
specified in this regulation. If the aid provided pursuant to paragraph 3 of the first
paragraph 3 or 4 shall not, however, bring the total aid
to the ceilings laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 or
Regulation (EC) no 875/2007 is exceeded.
Measures for improving the competitiveness of the
the food sector and for improving the quality of meals
in the public sector
Support for project activities
§ 9 Support may be provided for the costs of implementing the project
as a aims to
1. develop products, processes or technologies related
for food processing,
2. develop outlets for foodstuffs, or
3. an inventory of national projects on collaboration between school and
Support must be provided with a maximum of 50% of the costs. The aid may, however,
left with no more than 75 percent of the cost if there is
special reasons for it.
The results of the projects shall be made available to all
10 § support under section 9 shall not be granted for activities that
refers to the primary production of agricultural products.
Support for professional development, information and
11 § Support may be provided to companies in the food sector with
a maximum of 50% of the costs of
competence development measures concerning the
1. enterprise development in order to stimulate the development of
existing and new products and activities,
2. increase in knowledge content, entrepreneurial ability and
innovation in the food processing,
3. area for meals in the public sector, or
4. agricultural and fisheries products.
The aid must not relate to courses of instruction or training which form part of the
normal training at secondary or tertiary level or in
regular upper secondary or higher education.
section 12 of aid may be provided to companies in the food sector with
a maximum of 50% of the costs of participation in the forum
Knowledge Exchange, contests and fairs.
Such support may only be provided for the first time a company has agreed to be part of a
particular fair and may only relate to costs incurred for renting, setting up
or operation of the showcase.
13 § Support may be provided with not more than 50% of the costs of
public information actions with a view to promoting
knowledge transfer from and information about research and
development work or the dissemination of market information.
The aid may, however, be provided with a maximum of 75% of the costs of
There is a particular reason for it.
section 14 of the aid must be provided with a maximum of 100% of the costs of
General information measures concerning the acquis on public
procurement regarding procurement of food.
Support for the engagement of consultancy services
15 § Support may be provided to companies in the food sector with
a maximum of 50% of the costs for services that
provided by outside consultants. The services may not
be a continuous or periodic in nature and may not refer to
an enterprise's usual operating expenditure.
Support for market analyses and statistics on organic
16 § Support may be provided with not more than 50% of the costs of
to implement projects involving the
1. development of methods and statistics to follow up
production and consumption of organic products and trade
with these, or
2. identification of organic products ' way from producers
to consumers and the coordination of the distribution of
The results of the projects shall be made available to all
Support for the market promotion of organic products
section 17 of the assistance may be provided to organizations, foundations,
institutions and public entities with a maximum of 50% of
the costs of implementing projects aimed at
perform market promotion measures to increase the use of
organic food in the public sector and catering
as well as to increase organic production.
The origin of a product may only be mentioned as a child
notice of such material and such campaigns referred to in
the first paragraph.
The fate of the aid
section 18 Questions on aid review by the State's agricultural work.
The Agriculture Department must prioritize among applications for
section 19 of The decision on the aid to be compatible with the conditions needed
in order to meet the objective of the aid, or as needed
supervision and monitoring of how the aid is used. The terms shall
indicated in the decision.
section 20 Before assistance under section 3(1) 3 or 4 granted
should the beneficiary company provide comprehensive data
about other de minimis aid it received during the
the previous three years. The aid shall not be granted unless it is
checked that this will not raise the total support of the
less important as the company may in the current
the three-year period exceed the ceiling per enterprise set out in
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 or 875/2007.
Support provided for in Commission Regulation (EC) no 875/2007 shall not
either be granted until it has been verified that this is not
means that the accumulated amounts applicable to Sweden
According to the annex to that regulation are exceeded.
In the context of a de minimis aid is granted shall
the company informed of the nature of the support of the
less importance pursuant to Commission Regulation (EC) no
1998/2006 or 875/2007.
section 21 of the Agriculture Department should keep detailed records of the
assistance provided under this regulation. Such a registry
should contain all the information necessary for it to
be possible to establish that the conditions for the aid provided for
in Commission regulations (EC) No 1857/2006, 1998/2006,
or 800/2008 are fulfilled.
In section 8 of the Regulation (2008:437) on State aid
importance in the sector for the production of agricultural products
and the fisheries sector contains provisions on agriculture
shall notify the Board of fisheries aid decisions under
Commission Regulation (EC) no 875/2007.
section 22 of the Agriculture Department may decide on advances on the aid
be provided to nonprofit, economic associations and
Advance payments may be made with no more than half of the aid granted,
a maximum of 250 000 SEK.
section 23 of the Swedish Board of agriculture supervises compliance with the conditions for
left assistance under this regulation are complied with.
section 24 of the recipient of the aid provided under this regulation and the
operators referred to in section 7 shall, after the call to leave
The Agriculture Department a written report for the activities
support for and for how the aid is used and a plan for
the facility's continued exploitation.
Refunds and chargebacks
section 25 of the recipient of the aid provided for in 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
for the high amount and the recipient should have known this, or
3. the terms of the decision on the aid have not been respected.
section 26 if a beneficiary is obliged to refund under section 25 of the
the Agriculture Department should decide to fully or partially require
back support. If there are special reasons,
The Agriculture Department may waive the requirement for a refund in whole or
section 27 a recovery decision under section 26 shall be taken within ten years
from the time the aid was paid out.
On the amount recovered, interest will be charged in accordance with the interest Act
If there are special reasons, the Agriculture Department may decide to
put down the interest the claim in whole or in part.
section 28 of the agriculture Board's decision pursuant to this Regulation shall not
subject to appeal.
section 29 of the Agriculture Department may announce further provisions concerning
conditions for support.
The Agriculture Department must notify the regulations needed
the enforcement of this regulation.
1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2011.
2. Support under 11, 12, 15 and 16 sections, covered by
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006, may, however, be granted
only after the European Commission has published
a summary of the scheme on the Internet. Support under
section 17 may be granted only after the European Commission
approved the scheme.