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Efra Committee hold their second oral evidence session on the EU proposals for the dairy industry on Tuesday 3 May 2011

27 April 2011

Efra Committee hold their second oral evidence session on the EU proposals for the dairy industry on Tuesday 3 May 2011 from The Co-operative Group and The European Commission

Tuesday 3 May 2011 - watch the session

Witnesses:

At 11.45 am

  • The Co-operative Group

At 12.30 pm (approx)

  • The European Commission
  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

     

    The Committee will consider in particular:

    • Legislative proposals that would provide for written contracts between milk producers and processors, and measures for enhancing transparency in the market. The proposals are intended to boost the position of the producer in the dairy supply chain and prepare the sector for a more market oriented and sustainable future; and
    • A report on the dairy market and the conditions for smoothly phasing out the milk quota system. The Commission wishes to end production quotas in 2015 because most countries’ output is well below the levels mandated by the limits. The report also includes proposals to help ensure a ’soft landing’ when quotas end.
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