Certain exceptions

  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Primary production of agricultural products
  • Processing and marketing of agricultural products, as applies in the following cases:
  •      When the amount of the aid is fixed on the basis of the price or quantity of such products purchased from primary producers or put on the market by the undertakings concerned
         When the aid is conditional on being partly or entirely passed on to primary producers
  • SMEs that perform illegal economic activities
  • Tobacco or distilled alcoholic beverages
  • Casinos
  • IT Sector Services: that aim to finance research and development of
         –  Internet gambling, online casinos, pornography
         Enter into electronic data networks or
         Illegally download electronic data
  • Life Science Sector Restrictions: human cloning or Genetically Modified Organisations