Emergency measures for perishable fruit and vegetables formally adopted
The Commission has today formally adopted the text of the Delegated Regulation relating to the 125 million EURO emergency market measures for perishable fruit & vegetables that were announced on August 18 ( IP/14/932).
This text will be published in the Official Journal tomorrow. Introduced as an emergency measure to address the oversupply of these products on the EU market in the wake of the Russian restrictions of EU agricultural products announced on August 7, the measures provide for withdrawals (for free distribution or for other destinations e.g. composting) and green-harvesting/non-harvesting from August 18 until November 30, and will cover tomatoes, carrots, cabbages, sweet peppers, cauliflowers, headed broccoli, cucumbers, gherkins, mushrooms, plums, soft fruit, fresh table grapes, kiwifruit, apples and pears.
In order to ensure that the funds are not all taken up by one or two sectors, the Commission has confirmed that there will be a limit of 82 million EURO for the amounts that can be awarded to the apples and pears sectors, and of 43 million EURO for the other sectors covered.
Source: Agripress 03:33:00|29/08/2014