Spain: Citrus sector preparing new protests

This Tuesday, Asaja has organized a protest before the headquarters of the European Commission in Madrid to demand measures against South African imports. The protest will take place at 12.00 and will be attended by growers from all Spanish autonomous regions producing oranges and mandarins.

The Castellon-based organization Asaja-Fepac will attend the protest, headed by its president, José Vicente Guinot. They will be asking for help for the Spanish citrus sector and protesting against imports from countries of the southern hemisphere.

Protests on February 25
The protests will continue on February 25 with the third wave of demonstrations organized by the Platform for the Dignity of the Agricultural Producer, which brings together agrarian organizations, cooperatives and irrigators from the province and 15 municipalities of the Plain Baixa and Alta. This group has extended its mobilization to the provinces of Valencia and Tarragona.

The platform is asking the EU to apply the safeguard clause in the South African treaty, which would entail the enforcement of tariffs. They also require a review of the agreement to ensure the application of the same phytosanitary treatments that are required to Spanish exports.


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