The union UAGN and the Association of Agro-food Industries of Navarre, Aragon and La Rioja (ALINAR) have proposed the introduction of a "standard contract" that can serve as a reference to asparagus producers and the canning industry.
Both entities have signed an agreement to facilitate the sale of the "Espárrago de Navarra" ("Asparagus of Navarre") with beneficial relationships that also contribute to economic growth, as well as to the development and progress of the territory and its rural environment.
The agreement has been signed by the managing director of the UAGN, Iñaki Mendióroz, and the director of ALINAR, Cristina Lecumberri, with the aim of serving as a guide for this asparagus campaign and also for the future.
Both parts rely on the spirit of the statutory law, whose main objective was "to highlight the strategic value of Navarre's agro-food sector" through practices that help improve its functioning and structure, as well as its efficiency and competitiveness, "reducing the imbalance in the commercial relations of the different operators in the value chain."
Said regulations, in force since 2014, also make it compulsory for all parts to work with commercial contracts, provided that the value of the transaction exceeds 2,500 Euro. They also establish the basic conditions that these contracts must meet, which are now included in the aforementioned "standard contract", following the agreement between ALINAR and UAGN.
This information will be disseminated among the members of the two entities, as well as among the companies under the umbrella of the Protected Geographical Indication Espárrago de Navarra.