The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has announced the opening of withdrawal of a quota of 20,000 tons of peaches, nectarines and Paraguayans to deliver the juice industry during the period between June 20 and September 30. An amount that does not distort the juice market, according to the information provided by the industry itself, and which is intended to regulate the market for these products, to avoid falling prices, while contributing to charity, since the juice obtained will be donated to charities.
Withdrawals will be financed both in the framework of the Operational Programmes as exceptional measures of Russian veto, which have been extended, following the publication of a regulation of the European Commission on June 11th and will come into force next 1st of July.
The Ministry has also established a distribution of the maximum amount in three sub-periods (June, July, August and September) to ensure the proper functioning of the measure as an instrument of market regulation throughout the campaign. This distribution may be revised if necessary in view of their use.
The measure will consist of the removal of these fruits by producers and dedication to charities which, in turn, close contracts with industry for juice and nectar. A portion of the amount paid will be used as payment in kind for the processing costs.
In the coming days, could take place deliveries of products withdrawn by producer organizations to charitable organizations for further processing, once the agreements between those entities and industries are closed.
The Ministry has been able to complement the analysis of the situation with a view to the implementation of this measure, after the meeting on 10th June with the representative organizations of fruit and vegetable sector, where it was discussed the current campaign of bone fruit in terms of production forecasts and price developments.