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Competition Policy

State aid – exemptions for small amounts of aid (de minimis aid) (update)

Policy field

Competition: State aid


Target group

Institutions, public authorities, citizens, companies and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from national authorities dealing with measures covered by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid (‘de minimis Regulation’)


Period of consultation

From 15.11.2022 to 10.01.2023


Objective of the consultation

Current de minimis State aid rules allow exemptions from State aid control for small aid amounts – up to EUR 200 000 – as they are deemed to have no impact on competition and trade in the single market. These rules are set to expire on 31 December 2023. The fitness check of State aid rules finalised in 2020 showed that the de minimis Regulation has overall been fit for purpose. The review of the Regulation is included in the Commission's 2021 work programme. The Commission regularly reviews State aid rules and adapts them to the internal market's dynamics. The Commission published a ‘call for evidence’ on the Better Regulation Portal and received 132 contributions for the period from 27 June 2022 to 25 July 2022.

In this context, the Commission proposes to revise the de minimis threshold to adapt it to the current economic context and proposed to improve transparency requirements. These changes are translated into the text of the proposed Regulation, which is subject to the present public consultation.


How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

Received contributions will be published on this webpage.  Submissions that are clearly marked "confidential" will be treated as such and not published. In that case please also provide a non-confidential version of your reply. It is important to read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

When providing us with the documents requested above, please ensure that redactions made by you properly cover all confidential information and cannot be reversed.

Please note that we cannot guarantee to take account of replies received after the deadline.
We would appreciate receiving documents in an electronic format.


View the consultation document


Background documents


Results of the public consultation

All non-confidential replies to the consultation are available here.


Contact details

Responsible service:

Directorate-General for Competition, Unit A3: State aid case support and policy
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: Ref.: HT.5647 

e-mail:  COMP-A3-PUBLIC-CONSULTATIONatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMP-A3-PUBLIC-CONSULTATION[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition, Unit A.3
State aid registry
1049 Brussels
Belgique /België
Ref.: HT.5647



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