However, trade protection measures consisting of import levies
or export rebates adopted to equalize the environmental costs of domestic and foreign producers are difficult to justify in either environmental or economic terms.
Because of import levies
, these companies are at a disadvantage.
The government has been trying to offset the impact of inflation by boosting subsidies, slashing import levies
, introducing cost-of-living allowances for state employees.
EU import levies
, at about 250%, made the venture unviable.
For some Israeli food suppliers, an inability to compete with European manufacturers due to high EC import levies
is a formidable barrier to their UK export aspirations.
In theory, when world rice prices are high, import levies