Generalitat’s head, Ximo Puig, will contact the German and Dutch ambassadors in Spain this Monday so that these states do not “make it harder” for the European Commission’s commitment to cold-treat citrus imported from South Africa and other countries. thus to avoid the risk of the false moth plague (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) entering community territory.
After the European Commission withdrew a proposal to cold-process imported oranges from third countries from its agenda last Friday, Puig is suggesting something that is troubling Valencia citrus growers.
Puig highlighted this over the weekend. He met “several times” with Agriculture Minister Luis Planas.Meeting this morning with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Socialist MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, who accompanied the Valencian delegation to “make this issue visible in Brussels”.
“We got them to join us and see our absolutely strict demands,” he recalled.
Thus, after providing this Planas will turn this matter over to the commissioner. and PSPV’s leader, which will be discussed at the meeting of all European agriculture representatives this Tuesday, insisted that “it’s about defending reciprocity” and that products sold in Europe have the same conditions. is produced.
“Commerce can’t be above your healthHe summarized it to emphasize that Spain is not and “never” a protectionist country, and the aim is to maintain the same phytosanitary conditions.