Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 of 17 December 1999 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products

Summary of the initiative

In the interests of simplifying the rules and facilitating their use by those for whom they are intended, the new Regulation should also include the basic provisions, duly updated and supplemented, of Council Regulation (EEC) No 105/76 of 19 January 1976 on the recognition of producers' organisations in the fishing industry and Council Regulation (EEC) No 1772/82 of 29 June 1982 laying down general rules concerning the extension of certain rules adopted by producers' organisations in the fisheries sector. Extension of rules laid down by producer organisations: Where a Producer Organisation is representative of production and marketing in one or more landing places, the Member State may make various measures of that Producer Organisation compulsory for non-members marketing products in the same area. Extension of arrangements to non-members. Where an interbranch organisation is representative of the production of and/or trade in and/or processing of a given product, a Member State may, at the request of the organisation, make some of the arrangements binding for a limited period on other operators in the region who do not belong to the organisation. The arrangements for which extension to other operators may be requested must meet certain conditions and concern one of the following: information about production and the market; stricter production rules than any laid down in Community or national rules; drawing up standard contracts which are compatible with Community rules; rules on marketing.

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