The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food has approved the homologation of the lemon and grapefruit standard contracts. This measure aims to promote clarity and transparency in contractual relations between farmers and commercial operators and thus improve competition in the market.
The homologation of these contracts-type has been carried out at the proposal of the Interprofessional Association of Lemon and Grapefruit (AILIMPO). Today, the Official State Gazette (BOE) published the religious orders of the five approved standard contracts to sell lemons for fresh marketing, organic lemons for fresh marketing, lemons for processing into juice, grapefruit destined for new marketing, and grapefruit destined for processing into juice.
The standard contracts for lemon and grapefruit have been approved by the regime established in Law 2/2000, of January 7, regulating standard contracts for agri-food products, adjusting their content to the provisions of Law 12/ 2013, of August 2, on measures to improve the functioning of the food chain.
Among other clauses, the standard contracts establish the object, the price, the form of payment, payment and delivery conditions, quality, traceability, duration and extension, and the duties of information on the phytosanitary treatments carried out. On the other hand, it establishes a conflict resolution system through the conciliation and preview procedure offered by AILIMPO.
The validity period of the homologation will be one year from tomorrow, June 1, the day following the publication of the religious orders in the BOE.