Spain: They demand 100% coverage of the costs of transporting Canary bananas to the Peninsula

Fresh Banana
Published Apr 17, 2024

Tridge summary

The Association of Banana Producer Organizations of the Canary Islands (ASPROCAN) has expressed dissatisfaction with the government's recent announcement on economic compensation for the export transportation of Canary bananas to the Peninsula. Despite previous agreements to increase aid to fully cover transportation costs, rising from 20 million euros in 2022 to 30 million in 2023, the published call does not reflect this commitment, leaving the sector to face significant financial challenges. With transportation costs increasing and income decreasing, ASPROCAN is urging both the central and Canarian governments to address this discrepancy promptly. The banana sector, crucial for the economy, sends one million kilos of bananas daily to the peninsula, employs 12,000 people, and had an economic impact of over 500 million euros in 2023.
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Original content

The Association of Banana Producer Organizations of the Canary Islands (ASPROCAN) expresses its deep discontent and describes the situation as a lost opportunity after the announcement last week of the call to access economic compensation for expenses in the export transportation of Canary bananas. to the Peninsula and that does not contemplate 100% as established by the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands. Last January, before Pedro Sánchez's executive declined the possibility of articulating budgets for this year, the plan was established between the central government, the Canary Islands government and the sector to finally update the aid coverage to comply with the Economic and Fiscal Regime from the Canary Islands. This meant ...
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