Strengthening the Market Position of Farmers by Simplifying the Law

13 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2020

Date Written: July 27, 2020

Abstract

The Commission proposal for the upcoming CAP does not propose any correction of the Producer Organisation rules. This PO-rules should enable farmers to strengthen their position on the market, but the current rules are unclear and to complex. The European legislator is aware of the need to correct the current rules without suggestions for improvement.

A decision of the Court of Justice in the Endive case in 2017 offers the fundamentals for better rules based on the principle of the precedence of PO- rules over competition law. In this article a proposal for improvement of het regulation is explained in more detail.

Keywords: Common Agricultural Policy, Producer Organisation, Competition Law, Market

Suggested Citation

litjens, maria, Strengthening the Market Position of Farmers by Simplifying the Law (July 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3661589 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3661589

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