This briefing note describes how the post-2003 dairy regime is structured and applied, and highlights the extension of the single-payment scheme to the dairy sector within a framework of continued quota restrictions up to 2015. As in other sectors, the dairy regime is being increasingly oriented towards a ‘safety net’ approach. The note closes by setting out the main EU regulations now applicable in the dairy sector.
This note provides a useful starting point for understanding the direction of CAP support in the dairy sector and the differences which arise as a result of the application of quota-based management arrangements. It also clearly sets out the extent of parallel systems of support during the transition period.