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The Green Paper consultation on agricultural product quality policy

The Commission wanted to know if it had the right instruments to facilitate quality and to help farmers communicate on the quality of their products. For this reason, it released, on 15 October 2008, a Green Paper asking open questions on the different issues related to quality. At the close of the consultation, 560 written responses had been received from a broad range of stakeholders.

The Commission strongly believes that EU farmers must meet the challenges of: 

  • consumer demand: providing the right product, in right quantities and of the right quality, at the right prices;
  • global competition.

Quality is one of the EU's strengths to compete on a global market and respond to consumer demand. That is why quality is a unique opportunity for farmers.

The Commission decided to launch a reflection to improve the European quality policy. To do so, it wanted to first get the opinion of stakeholders. For that reason, the Commission released, on 15 October 2008, a Green Paper asking open questions on the different issues related to quality.

At the close of the consultation, 560 written responses had been received from a broad range of stakeholders: from farmers, retailers, European interest group representatives, local authorities, consumers, NGOs, and many others.

A summary of responses was prepared and presented in the Czech Presidency conference on quality policy held in Prague on 12-13 March 2009.

 

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>> Read the conclusions from the consultation pdf - 99 KB [99 KB]