Spain: Competition from third countries weighs down the Almería horticultural campaign

Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 21, 2024

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The Interprofessional Fruit and Vegetable Association of Andalusia, HORTYFRUTA, has raised concerns about the growing competition from third countries in the European fruit and vegetable market. They argue that these countries operate under different environmental and socio-labor conditions, leading to unfair competition and a decrease in the market share of Andalusian, Spanish, and European products. HORTYFRUTA has urged the Administration to strictly regulate imports from these countries and enhance phytosanitary surveillance to prevent the sale of products with high pesticide residues in the EU.
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The Board of Directors of the Interprofessional Fruit and Vegetable Association of Andalusia, HORTYFRUTA, has met to study the future of the current fruit and vegetable campaign, both from the point of view of production and intra-community trade of fruits and vegetables in European markets. and observes an increase in competition from third countries. The Interprofessional Organization is aware that during these months of the campaign the weather has influenced production, since spring temperatures have been recorded in the middle of winter, but they also consider that the greatest handicap that farmers and marketers face is unfair competition from which they are subjected to by productions from third countries that flood European markets without control by the Administrations. The entry of productions from third countries in a situation of unequal conditions, both in environmental and socio-labor issues, is causing unfair and unequal competition with respect to Andalusian, ...
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