Investment aid for companies which redirect their production to make protective masks or produce hydroalcoholic gel

The Ministry of the Economy may grant financial aid to companies which, during the health crisis, redirect their production to make protective masks or produce hydroalcoholic gel.

Who is concerned

All companies that:

  • have a business permit; and
  • redirect their production to make protective masks or produce hydroalcoholic gel during the health crisis.

Prerequisites

The amount of aid is based on the company's allowable costs.

Allowable costs are those relating to the redirection of the production to manufacture protective masks and hydroalcoholic gels.

Deadlines

Applications for financial aid must be submitted during the period of the state of crisis.

How to proceed

Filing an application

Applicants or their representative must complete the form and print it.

A person authorised to act on behalf of the company must sign the document.

The application, together with its annexes, can be sent to the Ministry of the Economy either by email as a scanned copy to pme@eco.etat.lu or by post.

The submission of the application by email is to be preferred.

If the application is sent by post, the envelope should be addressed as follows:

Ministère de l’Economie
Direction générale des classes moyennes
19-21, boulevard Royal
L-2449 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Postal address: L-2914 Luxembourg

Supporting documents

The application must contain:

  • a copy of the business permit and the operating permit (in the case of a first application for state aid or in the case of an update);
  • a bank account identification document;
  • a legal organisation chart of the company;
  • a recent certificate indicating the number of employees employed in the company;
  • the company's annual accounts for the last closed financial year;
  • the consolidated accounts of the group, if available, or the annual accounts of the companies which formed part of the group for the last closed financial year;
  • the declaration of de minimis aid, duly completed and signed;
  • if available, the quotations of the service providers.

The aid application may contain any other document deemed useful by the business and allowing the Minister to assess the merits of the application for aid.

Furthermore, the Ministry of the Economy may request any other document in order to facilitate processing the application.

Application processing time

The aid must be granted during the period of the state of crisis.

Amount of aid

The total gross amount of de minimis aid granted to a single undertaking by a Member State of the European Union may not exceed EUR 200,000 over any period of 3 fiscal years.

Payment of financial aid

The aid is paid in the form of a capital grant.

Cumulation of aid

The aid granted may be cumulated with other de minimis aid provided that it does not exceed the ceiling of EUR 200,000, in accordance with the EU Regulation on de minimis aid.

Disclosure of the financial aid

All individual amounts of aid granted are posted on the European Commission's transparency website at the latest within 12 months of being granted, in accordance with Annex III of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014. More specifically, the granting authorities are required to publish the following information with regard to the individual amounts of aid:

  • name of the beneficiary;
  • ID (VAT/identification number) of the beneficiary;
  • company type (SME/large company) at the time of granting (signature of the decision) the financial aid;
  • the beneficiary's region under NUTS II;
  • NACELUX Rev. 2 group activity sector;
  • the aid element, the amount of aid expressed in local currency;
  • financial aid instrument;
  • date on which the aid is granted;
  • purpose of the aid;
  • granting authority.

Obligations

The beneficiaries of the aid must continue their production for 5 years.

Disputes

All decisions on refusing or partially refusing aid and all decisions on the reimbursement of aid are administrative decisions. Anyone concerned by such a decision may contest it via the usual means of appeal (non-contentious appeal, judicial appeal), provided the applicable legal deadlines are complied with.

Sanctions

The company receiving the aid must repay the aid if:

  • it abandons or transfers all or part of the project to third parties, without objective reasons; or
  • if it manages the project improperly or not in accordance with generally accepted management rules; or
  • it makes fundamental changes to the objectives and methods of the project.

The aid may also be forfeited if the funds:

  • are used for other purposes; or
  • are not used or are used for purposes and conditions other than those agreed with the State.

The beneficiary must also repay the aid if it obtained the aid on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information.

Repayment shall cover the amount of aid received, plus legal interest applicable at the time of granting, and must be made before the expiry of a 3-month time limit from the date of the ministerial decision on repayment, unless the decision provides for a different deadline.

The beneficiary of the aid obtained on the basis of knowingly incorrect or incomplete information shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of 4 months to 5 years and a fine of EUR 251 to EUR 30,000, in addition to the repayment of the aid.

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Aide à l'investissement pour les entreprises qui réorientent leur production pour confectionner des masques de protection ou produire du gel hydroalcoolique

Les informations qui vous concernent recueillies sur ce formulaire font l’objet d’un traitement par l’administration concernée afin de mener à bien votre demande.

Ces informations sont conservées pour la durée nécessaire par l’administration à la réalisation de la finalité du traitement

Les destinataires de vos données sont les administrations compétentes dans le cadre du traitement de votre demande. Veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée par votre demande pour connaître les destinataires des données figurant sur ce formulaire. Conformément au règlement (UE) 2016/679 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, vous bénéficiez d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et le cas échéant d’effacement des informations vous concernant. Vous disposez également du droit de retirer votre consentement à tout moment.

En outre et excepté le cas où le traitement de vos données présente un caractère obligatoire, vous pouvez, pour des motifs légitimes, vous y opposer.

Si vous souhaitez exercer ces droits et/ou obtenir communication de vos informations, veuillez-vous adresser à l’administration concernée suivant les coordonnées indiquées dans le formulaire. Vous avez également la possibilité d’introduire une réclamation auprès de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données ayant son siège à 15, boulevard du Jazz L-4370 Belvaux.

En poursuivant votre démarche, vous acceptez que vos données personnelles soient traitées dans le cadre de votre demande.

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