Seminar: Supply to the EU market of fishery and aquaculture products
The European Commission hold a seminar on Supply to the EU market of fishery and aquaculture products at the Ministry for the Environment, Rural and Marine Environments in Madrid, Spain, on 15 April 2010. The event was organised in cooperation with the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.
The seminar focused on the situation, trends and prospects of the supplies to the EU market, the conditions of access to the EU market and the assessment of the competitiveness of the EU sector in view of the increasing dependence on imports. The following topics were also discussed: Is innovation the way forward? Do the current EFF aids meet the needs of the sector? What kind of aids for the future?
Agenda and presentations
Opening of Seminar by the Commission and the Spanish Presidency of the EU
Supply of Fishery and Aquaculture Products (FAP) to the EU Market
Situation, trends and prospects of the supply of FAP to the EU market
|Presentation||Mr. Audum LEM – GLOBEFISH, FAO, Rome, Italy [2 MB]|
Moderator : Mr. Bernardo Basurco, Fishery and aquaculture, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ – CIHEAM), Zaragoza, Spain.
The debate will focus on the different supply sources and the EU supply as well as the specific needs of the different segments of the EU market and the substitution of species.
|11:15- 12:30||Access of FAP to the EU Market|
Tariff and non tariff aspects (health, environmental, etc.), autonomous measures for supply of the processing industry, bilateral and multilateral agreements, commercial negotiations, rules of origin, measures related to the management and/or conservation of fishery resources (RFO, CITES),
Moderator: Mr. Juan VIETES, Secretary-General of ANFACO, Vigo, SpainThe debate will focus the following questions: Is the current regulatory framework appropriate? Easy to control? Respected? Which improvements could be made? What is the role of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF)?
|14:00-15:15||Competiveness and Competition rules|
Assessment of the competitiveness of the EU sector (producers and processors) in view of growing dependence on imports (raw materials and finished products for final consumption). Opportunities to develop new processing activities from imported pre-processed raw material.
|Presentation||Jordi Guillén, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy. [278 KB]|
Moderator(s): Mr. José Antonio Jiménez, National Association of Processing Industry for Seafood Products (ANIE), Madrid, Spain
How to ensure fair and equal conditions for all operators as regards exporting third countries (sustainability, environmental, social and economic aspects)? Vertical and cross-border integration of the EU sector. Relocation of EU investments in the EU and Third countries (production and processing sectors).