FDBusiness.com

Safety Net Measures For EU Fruit and Vegetables Extended

 Breaking News
  • Arla Foods Announces Departure of CFO Arla Foods has announced that its CFO Natalie Knight has accepted the role of Executive Vice President, Finance, of Dutch-Belgian retail group Ahold Delhaize, and will leave the company on...
  • Russia and Kenya Join International Dairy Federation The International Dairy Federation (IDF), the leading global source of science-based dairy expertise since 1903, has welcomed Russia and Kenya as official members, raising the overall number of member states...
  • US Plant-based Drinks Up 30% in Four Years US plant-based drinks consumption grew by almost 30% between 2014 and 2018, from 2.8 to 3.6 litres per person, according to a new report from leading beverage industry experts Zenith...
  • Schur’s Bags Will Make Babies Giggle This is not only what every parent thinks, but it is also the opinion of the Danish company Christina Hansen. Their mission is to offer babies all over the world...
  • UK Supermarket Sales Growth Accelerates The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.3% during the past 12 weeks, as Sainsbury’s returns to growth – and Brexit deadline day...

Safety Net Measures For EU Fruit and Vegetables Extended

Safety Net Measures For EU Fruit and Vegetables Extended
June 13
09:38 2016

The European Commission has formally extended until the end of June 2017 the safety net measures for the EU fruit and vegetables sector. The safety net measures were first introduced in 2014 in response to the Russian ban on the import of EU fruit and vegetables and were already extended one year ago.

The measures aim to ease market pressures for those fruits and vegetables that were previously exported to Russia. They consist mainly of withdrawals of produce for free distribution to charitable organisations and for “other purposes” (such as animal feed, composting, and distillation). The measures cover tomatoes, carrots, cabbages, sweet peppers, cauliflowers and headed broccoli, cucumbers and gherkins, mushrooms, apples, pears, plums, soft fruit, fresh table grapes, kiwifruit, sweet oranges, clementines, mandarins, lemons, peaches and nectarines, sweet cherries and persimmons.

Since the beginning of the Russian ban in August 2014, total quantities of fruits and vegetables that have benefited from the exceptional measures exceed 1.13 million tons covered by a Union aid of almost €280 million. In the face of the Russian ban, EU farmers have proved to be exceptionally resilient, with agri-food exports to third countries having increased by 4% in value compared with the previous year. However, the impact was uneven across sectors and countries.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/fdbusiness/public_html/wp-content/themes/legatus-theme/includes/single/post-tags.php on line 5
Share

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

[eventlist]

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements