The European Chips Act

The European Chips Act, Article 30: Limitation period for the enforcement of penalties



Article 30: Limitation period for the enforcement of penalties


1. The power of the Commission to enforce decisions taken pursuant to Article 28 shall be subject to a limitation period of three years.


2. Time shall begin to run on the day on which the decision becomes final.


3. The limitation period for the enforcement of fines and periodic penalties payments shall be interrupted:

(a) by notification of a decision varying the original amount of the fine or periodic penalty payment or refusing an application for variation;

(b) by any action of the Commission or of a Member State, acting at the request of the Commission, designed to enforce payment of the fine or periodic penalty payment.


4. Each interruption shall start time running afresh.


5. The limitation period for the enforcement of fines and periodic penalty payments shall be suspended for so long as:

(a) time to pay is allowed;

(b) enforcement of payment is suspended pursuant to a decision of the Court of Justice.


Note: This is not the final text of the European Chips Act. This is the text of the European Chips Act Proposal of February 2022.