Volume XVI, 7-2017
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Retailers Ready to Participate in Commission’s Dialogue on Different Standards

On the 27th of September the S&D Group in the European Parliament organised a debate on the different quality of products in the Single Market. EU institutions’ representatives discussed with stakeholders the issue of the so-called dual quality of products in the EU. Marta Nováková, the President of the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism welcomed the Commission‘s guidelines and also the effort to work on a methodology to improve food product comparative tests so that Member States can discuss this issue on a sound and shared scientific basis.

In the discussion, she pointed out the dialog is needed rather than any new regulation and the Confederation is ready to participate in the Commission’s dialogue with producers and retailers. She stated that big retail companies are accountable and credible partners and therefore they can help to eradicate the dual standards issue efficiently.

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Other articles in this issue:

SME Support Through EFSI Is Successful in the Czech Republic
New Export Opportunities in Asia
EESC Corner: EU – A Healthy Monetary Background and Fresh Finance
Dual Standards – We Want to Be a Part of the Solution