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Reform of the fruit and vegetable market: Working options and call for contributions

A reform of the European Fruit and Vegetable market will be proposed before the end of 2006.

Taking note of the 2005 debate on simplification and the hearings organised since then, the Commission steering group set up to analyse the impact of the reform has now made known the topics and options it will explore and has launched a call for contributions. The consultation will remain open until 13 July, by which date all contributions should be received. In the meantime, a series of independent evaluations on the functioning of the CMO will become available and will be made public.

The topics and options set out in the

Consultation document [pdf]

aim to promote more sustainable systems of production and marketing, a better balance within the sector and improved coherence with the overall approach of the reformed CAP. The role of standards in the promotion of quality, ways of preventing and alleviating the effect of short-term crises, and possibilities for encouraging consumption - in the interests of a more balanced diet - all figure among the subjects analysed. Further study of these topics should lead to a better understanding of the consequences and impact of different possibilities for the future of the CMO and so enrich the information base available to European decision-makers.

The contribution of interested parties is requested in order to complete the diagnosis and the proposals, and to guide the analysis of the main impacts, opportunities and difficulties that might be encountered.

Contributions should be sent

  • by post:

    European Commission
    130, rue de la Loi
    B-1049 Brussels