What is the Common Market Organisation (CMO) in the EU and why is it needed? What is the importance of future CMO measures within new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)? What are the concept and objectives of the draft Law on Organisation of Agricultural and Food Products Market in Serbia?
These were some of the questions addressed by Miroslav Božić, PLAC II project expert, during the workshop “Law on the Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products” organised in Vršac, from 3 to 5 May 2017.
Tamara Đuričanin, from the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection presented to the workshop participants “CMO like measures” in Serbia prior to the adaption of the new Law, as well as the Serbian Action Plan for Chapter 11 and position of CMO.
The 3-day workshop was part of the PLAC II project support provided to the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection in finalising an improved version of draft Law on Organisation of Agricultural and Food Products Market – Draft CMO Law. The new law is aimed at creating conditions for activating selected measures of market regulation and gradually transposing key EU legislation governing this area.
The purpose of this retreat was to enable group work of all beneficiary representatives (Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications and the Republic Directorate for Commodity Reserves), aimed at improving knowledge and understanding of the new legislative framework.