Brussels, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The Andalusian President, Susana Diaz, said today that she trusts that the "fluid" coordination between the Government of the nation, the Board and the European Commission will be maintained. so you can "reduce the damage" in the table olive sector.
"We are working in a coordinated manner, different solutions will be proposed depending on the scenario we have. and I hope we can put in place measures to alleviate the situation between now and March, "Díaz said in a statement to reporters during his official visit to Brussels.
He insisted in which the Commissioner of Commerce, Cecilia Malmström, with whom she met yesterday afternoon, showed a "total disposition" and trusted that there is "responsibility" for all the parts.
"It would be very bad precedent that there was no solution because it would focus on many other products, some people are using table olives as scapegoats, but tomorrow it may be another product that is affected by that protectionist tendency of the Administration of (Donald) Trump, "he warned.
He indicated that he is confident that they can be put measures that "mitigate the situation between now and March" and, depending on what happens, will provide possible solutions for producers to feel "protected" and that "as soon as possible" Solve the problem.
After remembering that the Andalusian Agriculture Minister, Rodrigo Sánchez Haro, has had conversations in the last hours with the minister of the sector, Isabel García Tejerina, informed that both will meet next December 5.
He recalled the importance of the sector, especially in the Sierra Sur de Sevilla, and detailed that there are two million workers who are "in danger".
The volume of exports to the USA of the black table olive reaches 70 million euros, with almost 300 companies, which generate around 8,000 jobs.
"The economic impact is going to be very big, 80% of the production of table olives sold in the United States leaves Andalusia, so we are playing a lot, "he said.