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Parliamentary question - E-001243/2023Parliamentary question

Marketing of olives via oil mills in Spain and implementation of EU law

Question for written answer  E-001243/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Mazaly Aguilar (ECR)

Mills belonging to cooperatives account for 66% of the olive oil produced in Spain, while 890 industrial mills account for the other 34%. A farmer supplying an industrial mill is free to set a price for his goods according to the evolution of market prices or other financial factors. Once a farmer sets a price for his olives, the industrial mill has a 30-day window in which to pay. However, Spanish authorities are penalising industrial mills for following this practice. This is because authorities calculate the 30-day period from the day when the olives are delivered to the mill, instead of from the day the farmer sets a price.

In view of the above:

Submitted: 17.4.2023

Last updated: 24 April 2023
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