Oil, changes to the decree on POs: “The agreement reached in the State Regions Conference penalizes the sector” – PRESS REGIONE

Oil, changes to the decree on POs: “The agreement reached in the State Regions Conference penalizes the sector” – PRESS REGIONE
Oil, changes to the decree on POs: “The agreement reached in the State Regions Conference penalizes the sector” – PRESS REGIONE
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“As the Puglia Region we cannot accept the agreement reached on some changes to the Decree concerning the national provisions on the operational programs of the Organizations and Associations of Producers (OP and AOP) in the olive oil and table olives sector. These are changes that we define as unreasonable because they strongly penalize an entire strategic investment program for the entire Apulian olive sector. And it is for this reason that I wrote to the coordinator of the Agricultural Policy Commission (CPA) of the Conference of Regions to express the disappointment of the regional structure and of the entire olive production sector. But also due to the opaque modalities in the discussion of the amendment which we would rather have requested, like Puglia, immediate cancellation! ”. This was announced byCouncilor for Agriculture of the Puglia Region after the session of 14 September of the State-Regions Conference which, even without the presumed positive opinion of some regions in the technical consultation, sanctioned the agreement on the amendments to the decree ‘National provisions on the operational programs of the POs and AoPs of the sector of ‘olive oil and table olives’.

“The opposition to the changes introduced – he underlines – mainly concerns the choice of the parameter indicated for the calculation of the value of the marketed production (VPC) of oil matured in the calendar year 2022, rather than in the year 2021, which penalizes the planning of OP: the serious risk would be that of defining future operational programs that are staggered and not adequate to the real conditions of our companies. I remind you that the National Strategic Plan provides for the start of programming activities starting from January 1, 2023, and therefore the programs of the POs must be approved no later than December 31, 2022. Therefore, this calculation introduced referring to 2022 would unreasonably force our companies to plan activities within the year on the basis of a data whose certification will take place only later. For our administrations, the equally high risk is that of approving operational programs that are unreliable and susceptible to considerable fluctuations ”.

“For all these reasons, widely shared by the olive representative associations, we reiterate as a Region our strong opposition to the decisions taken at the Conference and, as I communicated to the CPA coordinator, also the lack of transparency in the discussion. Puglia – he concludes – would have asked for immediate cancellation, thus conditioning the acceptance of the ministerial proposal ”.

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