The agro-food supply chain connects important and diverse sectors of the European economy that are essential for economic, social and environmental welfare as well as for the health of European citizens. Over recent years, there has been a shift in bargaining power in the supply chain, mostly to the advantage of the retail sector and to the detriment of primary producers. The position of the most vulnerable actors, such as farmers, should therefore be addressed, in particular by ensuring that prices that allow the farmer to make a fair profit are paid throughout the agro-food supply chain and by putting an end to unfair trading practices.
Cette audition publique se penchera sur l'état actuel des négociations commerciales multilatérales. Suite à l'accord de Nairobi sur la concurrence à l'exportation, des progrès sont envisageables dans la domaine de l'accès aux marchés (droits de douane, quotas) ou encore du soutien interne.