Subsidy (National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture)

Updated: 13.02.2017

Author: Jurga Tallat-Kelpšaitė

Part of the price of rapeseed oil used for the production of rapeseed methyl (ethyl) ester (RME) and part of the price of rapeseed and cereal grain purchased for the production of dehydrated ethanol will be reimbursed under this support scheme (Chapter I Item 3 Order No. 3D-417/2008). The maximum amount of rapeseed and cereal grains able to be reimbursed is set by the Minister of Agriculture each year (Chapter V Item 11 Order No. 3D-417/2008). This measure is implemented by the National Paying Agency on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture (Chapter IX Item 18 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Eligible technologies

Rapeseed oil, rapeseed and cereal grains are eligible (Chapter I Item 3 Order No. 3D-417/2008). 

Biofuels

Eligible 

Amount

The following amounts are provided for raw materials sold to biofuel producers:

  • for rapeseed grains – € 46,34 per tonne;
  • for cereal grains – € 33,02 per tonne (Chapter IV Item 10 Order No. 3D-417/2008).
The maximum amount of rapeseed and cereal grains able to be reimbursed for a given year is set by the Minister of Agriculture (Chapter V Item 11 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Addressees

The entities entitled to reimbursement under this scheme are the producers of rapeseed oil, used for the production of rapeseed methyl ester, of rapeseed methyl (ethyl) ester and of dehydrated ethanol (Chapter II Item 5 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Procedure

Process flow

Application. Applications have to be submitted together with certain supporting documents between 15 October and 15 November each year. Applications have to be submitted to the competent regional department of the National Paying Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, depending on the applicant’s place of residence (Chapter VII Item 15 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Submission of financial information. Until 2 April of the following year, the applicant has to provide the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics with written information on the company's financial economic indicators for the past calendar year, which support the applicant’s need for financial support and are necessary to determine the level of support for the next calendar year (Chapter VIII Item 17 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Decision by the National Paying Agency. The National Paying Agency decides on whether or not to grant support and informs the applicant on its decision in writing (mail or email) (Chapter IX Item 20 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Reimbursement. The applicant's expenses are reimbursed during the period from 20 November of the given year to 20 June of the next year (Chapter IX Item 21 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Aid repayment. By 15 November of the year of reimbursement, applicants have to submit to the National Paying Agency written evidence that:

  • all rapeseed oil produced from rapeseed for which reimbursement was received was sold to rapeseed methyl (ethyl) ester producers in Lithuania or in the EU until 1 July of the year following application;
  • all rapeseed and cereal grains for which reimbursement was received were processed into biofuels until 1 August of the year following application.

Applicants failing to provide complete information must pay back their financial aid or part thereof, depending on the amount of rapeseed oil or biofuels for which no evidence was provided. Repayments shall be made by the end of the given year. Applicants failing to provide sufficient evidence lose their right to reimbursement for the given and the coming years (Chapter IX Item 23 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Competent authority

This measure is implemented by the National Paying Agency on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture (Chapter IX Item 18 Order No. 3D-417/2008).

Distribution of costs

State

This support scheme is financed from the national budget (Chapter I Item 3 Order No. 3D-417/2008). 

Lithuania

Further information

  • Nacionalinė mokėjimo agentūra prie Žemės ūkio ministerijos – National Paying Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture
  • +370 5 252 6999
  • website
  • info(at)nma.lt

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