Other Receivables

Other receivables were comprised as follows:

Other Receivables

 

 

Dec. 31, 2015

 

Dec. 31, 2016

 

 

Total

 

Of which current

 

Total

 

Of which current

 

 

€ million

 

€ million

 

€ million

 

€ million

Other tax receivables

 

746

 

658

 

764

 

746

Deferred charges

 

384

 

348

 

549

 

358

Reimbursement claims

 

97

 

81

 

120

 

104

Net defined benefit asset

 

30

 

 

26

 

Receivables from employees

 

39

 

36

 

50

 

49

Miscellaneous receivables

 

1,151

 

894

 

1,284

 

953

Total

 

2,447

 

2,017

 

2,793

 

2,210

The reimbursement claims of €120 million (2015: €97 million) mainly consisted of receivables from insurance companies in connection with product liability claims.

Miscellaneous receivables included a €441 million (2015: €423 million) receivable from Dow AgroSciences LLC, United States, for damages and royalty payments resulting from the infringement of Bayer’s rights to the Liberty Link™ weed control system.

Of the €690 million (2015: €565 million) in financial receivables included in other receivables, €612 million (2015: €460 million) was neither impaired nor past due. Receivables of €50 million (2015: €65 million) were due immediately or up to three months past due. Receivables of €27 million (2015: €39 million) were more than three months past due.

Other receivables are stated net of impairment losses totaling €56 million (2015: €55 million), of which €52 million (2015: €52 million) related to a receivable from the Venezuelan exchange control authority reflecting the right to receive U.S. dollars at a preferential rate.