The European Commission has recently launched a public consultation on the future of the EU regime for fruits and vegetables. The responses will be added into a Commission report on the regime which will look at the 2007 reforms, with proposals for further changes if necessary, which would be applicable from 2014. The deadline for contributions is September 9th, 2012.
The paper raises a range of issues, such as the strengthening of competitiveness in terms of productivity and the capacity for finding new outlets for products; improving the resilience of the sector in terms of the ability of producers to adapt and react to unexpected developments and market crises; ensuring production sustainability and resource efficiency; and increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed), among others.
Source: European Commission