Agriculture
July 14, 2016 16:59
President Iohannis promulgated on 11th of July the law that binds hypermarkets to market 51% Romanian products. The normative act was adopted unanimously with 293 votes by the Chamber of Deputies in June. Before being subject to final vote, the draft law was contested and postponed by the associations that claimed the provisions breach the Romanian and European regulations and the principles of single market. Moreover, that it has the potential to affect massively the normal functioning of grocery retail....more »
May 13, 2016 14:30
The Ministry of Agriculture will send 12 attachés within the diplomatic missions from abroad, in order to represent Romania and promote its products for export in countries such as Germany, Spain, Turkey, China Russia, Egypt, Israel, USA (these will be the first 8 countries).  According to the Minister of agriculture, Achim Irimescu, the local producers requested this measure, in order to export more processed or high-quality products, as the ones recently protected at European level....more »
March 15, 2016 16:31
According to WWF Romania, the country hosts some of the most extended agricultural surfaces and high nature value farmlands (HNV) in Europe (over 30% of the country’s agricultural surface, reaching 5 million ha). The terrains are situated in Transilvania, Maramures, the Subcarpathians, and the S-E region. They are characterized by natural and semi natural vegetation, rich in species and natural elements like forests, stone fences, bourns, meadows, etc. The main economic activity in these areas is traditional agriculture. ...more »
October 07, 2015 14:34
The Romanian Senate plans to make it mandatory for big businesses to make sure that 51 percent of all meat, fruit and vegetable products that are sold in their stores are in fact grown in Romania. As Agerpres reports, the legislative proposal for completing Law number 321/2009, put forth by Social Democrat Ovidiu Dontu was recently adopted by the Senate....more »
July 09, 2015 16:30
Consumption bounced back after the VAT on agri-foods was cut to 9 percent, as statistics by national and international institutions consistently show a drop in prices says Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Daniel Constantin. ...more »
May 25, 2015 09:41
Romania has signed an agreement for the delivery of agri-food products to Arab countries that provides for the setup of a collection centre in Constanta and another one in Doha or Abu Dhabi, State Secretary with Romania's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) Daniel Botanoiu...more »
January 06, 2015 17:16
Over 50 milk factories, about one third of the production facilities on the Romanian market, were closed last year due to lower domestic demand and rising production costs according to Dorin Cojocaru, president of APRIL, Romania’s Dairy Industry Association, who talked to Mediafax....more »
December 04, 2014 14:30
Romania continues to be one of the main grain import sources for the Egyptian government that purchased additional 120,000 tonnes of wheat in a tender held on December 3, 2014, paying about 32.4 million dollar....more »
October 23, 2014 12:40
The Egyptian government purchased additional 60,000 tonnes of wheat from Romania in a tender held earlier this week, paying about 15.52 million dollar, following similar transactions carried out in August and September....more »
August 28, 2014 14:02
This week the government of the African country bought 60,000 tons of wheat from Romania, paying nearly 15.5 million dollar given the price of 257.77 dollar/ton, reads a notification on the website of the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) quoted by Mediafax....more »
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