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Order No. 974 on milk quotas.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations on milk quotas and taxation of milk and milk products. Calculation of yearly quota is between 1 April and 31 March. With effect from 1 April 2012, total milk quota shall be extended to 47 523 865 kg, to be distributed as a proportionate percentage increase to all producers entitled to milk quotas. With effect from 1 April 2013 the total milk quota shall be extended to 47 999 104 kg, to be distributed as a proportionate percentage increase to all entitled producers. Manufacturers may submit tenders for the purchase and sale of milk to the Milk Board on pre-established dates (1 May, 15 August, 1 November and 1 February). Reporting on purchased milk quantities shall be submitted by the collectors to the Milk Board, Agro Foods Park 15, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N. Approved collectors shall keep and maintain the documentation (in electronic form) in adherence to the Commission Regulation (EC) 595/2004 (articles 23-24) for the current quota and the three previous quota years. The Danish Nature Agency and the Food Administration shall monitor compliance with these provisions.
The Order consists of 9 Chapters and 1 Appendix: Introductory provisions (1); Transfer of milk quotas (2); Allocation of milk quotas (3); Purchase and sale of milk quotas (4); Farming Cooperatives (5); Reporting and payment of profit taxes (6); Sale directly to the consumer (7); Corporate accounting and reporting obligations (8); General provisions (9).
Appendix 1 - Price Adjustment Table.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
6 October 2012.
Repealing Order No. 230 of 26 March 2008 on milk quotas and Order No. 44 of 9 February 1976.The Order includes certain provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organization of agricultural markets, Official Journal 2007, L 299, page 1, and of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 595/2004 of 30 March 2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No. 1788/2003 establishing a levy in the milk and milk products, Official Journal 2004, L 94, page 22. According to article 288 of the TFEU Treaty, a regulation is directly applicable in all Member States. Restoration of these provisions shall solely be based on practical considerations and do not affect regulations applicable in Denmark.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om m lkekvoter.