The PSPV assures that the complaint of South Africa for the cold treatment of citrus fruits will not prosper

The PSPV-PSOE MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero wanted to reassure the always fearful farmers by assuring that the complaint filed by the Government of South Africa before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the application of cold treatment to citrus fruits imported to the European Union “has no route”.

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01 August 2022 Monday 23:50
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The PSPV assures that the complaint of South Africa for the cold treatment of citrus fruits will not prosper

The PSPV-PSOE MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero wanted to reassure the always fearful farmers by assuring that the complaint filed by the Government of South Africa before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the application of cold treatment to citrus fruits imported to the European Union “has no route”.

In a press conference offered in Valencia to take stock of the political course, the representative of the Valencian Socialists in the European Parliament explained that the European Commission has already sent its proposed regulation to the WTO for validation and was "between February and April 2022 in evaluation process”.

During these months, PSPV sources explained, a whole series of allegations were made; among them there were proposals from the South African government, which precisely caused the start-up of this measure, which is so important for the Community's citrus sector, to be delayed. "After this period, the WTO gave its approval to the proposal," said the MEP, convinced that there is no turning back.

In this sense, the PSPV-PSOE MEP wanted to remind that on November 24 and 25, a mission from the General Directorate of Plant Health will visit the Valencian Community to learn about the impact of the cotonet plague in South Africa and all the work of the Generalitat in matters of biological control against pests.

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