The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a non-law proposal proposing a specific plan to support the livestock sector to mitigate the damage caused by the coronavirus.

In this initiative, signed by the GPP's deputy spokesperson Marta González and the GPP's agriculture spokeswoman, Milagros Marcos, the Executive is urged to open, in collaboration with the sector, new international marketing markets to boost the increase in exports in the countries where trade already exists. This would increase sales abroad, taking advantage of the possibilities of markets such as the Chinese one.

The GPP also proposes the establishment of a public purchase and public-private collaboration program, which allows the slaughter lines to be open, and
it is used for supplying hospitals, residences, soup kitchens, etc .; and urges the Government to request the European Commission to launch a private storage premium for the freezing of meat products that cannot be absorbed by the market.

In addition, the Popular Group is committed to promoting advertising campaigns that promote the consumption of Spanish livestock products and reinforcing dialogue with producers and distributors, to open marketing lines for national meat products.

In this sense, the GPP asks the Government to take advantage of the 15 million euros that it will give to television platforms to promote the consumption of Spanish products.

Lastly, the GPP defends prosecuting and penalizing abuse practices in the negotiations for the acquisition of meat and milk, requiring the establishment of prices at the time of purchase.

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