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More time for wine companies for promotion activities in third countries financed with the Ocm 2020/2021: the hypothesis that was in the air, as already reported by WineNews, is now a reality, after the signing of more decrees in support of the wine (but also oil) supply chain by the Minister of Agricultural Policies, Stefano Patuanelli, after the agreement reached at the State-Regions Conference.
“The first decree concerns the promotion in third countries of Italian wine products – explains a note from the Ministry – for which the execution timeframe of the programs for the year 2020/2021 is extended by two months, to encourage the greatest possible expenditure of the support provided for by the Promotion measure in third countries of the OCM Wine and encourage the dynamics of rebalancing of the markets linked to this sector , also considering the evolution of the epidemiological situation, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in the markets of third countries and on the national territory, as well as the consequences that the containment measures on its spread have had and continue to have on the wine sector and on commercial exchanges between Europe and third countries ”. The second decree, on the other hand, in force since 1 January 2021, implements some Community provisions recently adopted to deal with the persistence of the crisis resulting from the pandemic and presents a series of extensions of obligations for wine producers that are about to expire. “In particular, a certain flexibility is allowed in the implementation and management of the measures included in the National Support Program for the wine sector (Pns), the payments of some contributions are waived and finally, as regards plant authorizations, it is extended to 31 December 2021 the validity of the authorizations expiring in 2020 with the possibility, for producers who no longer intend to use the authorization or to take advantage of the extension, not to incur penalties “.
Technical, but important measures, which partly change the scenario in which companies operate, which deal with a restart that seems more solid every day, but always to be faced with our feet on the ground. On the oil front, the Ministry of Agricultural Policies continues, the aid discipline for the territories affected by the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, whose olive production is still suffering greatly, is changed. The decree scheme, taking into account that the current level of production in the affected territories can be guaranteed only with support actions that take into account the multi-year characteristics of the crop, establishes a four-year deadline for replanting the olive trees, as well as specific rules to continue to benefit from coupled aid while the olive-growing area is unproductive.


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