Spain - The Small Growers Association (UPA) has refused to attend the meeting of the Mixed Spanish-Moroccan Committee for fruits and vegetables, to take place in Casablanca, Morocco, on 26 and 27 September, due to the "flagrant breaches of the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Morocco."
To be precise, the organization reported Morocco for breaching the tariff agreement in "quantities, prices and qualities" with its fruit and vegetable exports.
The agricultural organization considers it a fact that dialogue at this forum is not putting an end to Morocco's breaches of the Trade Agreement, which came into force in December 2012.
In this sense, the Spanish administration has also been accused of "abandonment of its duties", due to its lack of proper control on the entry of Moroccan products.
The organization already warned several months ago that this agreement would turn Morocco into "the door into the EU for all produce from the rest of the Mediterranean; the consequences of which are inestimable."