The Ministry of Commerce and Export Improvement and the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP) just lately agreed to create regional committees and a joint nationwide committee to watch manufacturing ranges, shares and mechanisms. adjustment.

The target is to make sure value stability for producers and customers. The committees shall be composed of representatives of the Ministries of Commerce and Agriculture, UTAP, the Tunisian Confederation of Business, Commerce and Crafts (UTICA) and the Common Directorate of Customs.

The Minister of Commerce, Mohamed Boussaid declared that his division was not conscious of the entry of portions of imported greens on the Tunisian market and didn’t grant any authorization on this regard for the reason that imported merchandise should not topic to preliminary authorisation.

UTAP referred to as for an expedited evaluate of the difficulty of importing agricultural merchandise whereas expressing its refusal to permit the entry of portions of imported greens.

Certainly, the agricultural group had expressed its astonishment after the entry, on January 30, 2021, of Libyan vehicles loaded with tons of agricultural merchandise (peppers, onions and tomatoes) from Egypt, reiterating its refusal of any import.

This assertion comes simply after Boussaïd’s phrases to the Meeting of Folks’s Representatives (ARP) in his response to an oral query from a deputy throughout a plenary session held in February 2021 in line with which “the federal government has not the intention to import agricultural merchandise in 2021, not like the 2020 state of affairs ”.

Self-adjustment above all!

Boussaïd added that within the occasion of a scarcity, the State shall be pressured to resort to self-adjustment by provide and demand, believing that this answer might trigger a danger of hypothesis.

The minister renewed his dedication to not import and to guard Tunisian merchandise, on condition that the farmers introduced a manufacturing surplus.

The opinion of the career shall be consulted on all points associated to the import and export of agricultural merchandise and market provide, he insisted.

The Ministry of Commerce and UTAP have additionally agreed to create a nationwide committee that shall be chargeable for figuring out the manufacturing prices of all agricultural merchandise in line with the agricultural seasons, it was famous.

The ministry must also perform a periodic stock of obtainable agricultural merchandise, together with shares, in coordination with UTAP.

The 2 events burdened the significance of strengthening the management of distribution channels for agricultural merchandise and inputs (…).

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