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Parliamentary questions
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26 November 2019
Priority question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Theodoros Zagorakis
 Subject: Relief measures for Macedonian peach producers suffering from additional duties imposed by the US

The US decision to include industrial peaches and compote in the list of imports that will be subject to additional duties is a huge blow for Greek producers. Besides the long-term consequences of the loss of this market, the problem for this year is particularly serious as those quantities that have already been produced to US specifications and with US packaging cannot be marketed elsewhere.

It should be noted that this is the second serious blow to the Greek peach sector; the first came in 2014 with the imposition of the Russian embargo on table peaches

In view of the serious problems caused to peach producers in Macedonia, a sector highly geared to export markets, by the unilateral decision by the US to impose additional duties of 25% on specific European products in the context of the trade war that has been sparked by the subsidies given to Boeing and Airbus, will the Commission say:

What measures will it take to ease the problems facing peach producers in Greece?

What stage has been reached in its negotiations with the US authorities on overcoming the current deadlock and normalising trade relations with the US?

Original language of question: EL
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