Citrus wholesale buyer condemned to pay for the harvest he didn't collect

The Provincial Court of Valencia has ruled that a wholesale buyer will have to pay a citrus grower for the entire Clemenpons mandarin harvest he bought from him, out of which only a quarter was collected. The entire expected harvest, according to the estimation carried out for the contract, was worth a total of 6,600 Euro.

The wholesale buyer will also have to cover the costs of the trial and the legal interest generated since the time the payment should have been made.

The lawyer of the citrus grower affected, Isis María Úbeda Castelló, from L'Ollería, said that this ruling, dated June 10, "is a milestone for Valencian agriculture," since it is based in the application of the Valencian Law of Agrarian Contracts of 2013, which considers the producer the most vulnerable part in the marketing chain and establishes mechanisms to "guarantee their protection against the frequent abuses that they suffer."



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