The Common Agricultural Policy has considerably evolved over the years. Several reform steps undertaken in 1992 (Mc Sharry Reform), 1999 (Agenda 2000) and the 2003 reform have increased market orientation and allowed to better respond to competitiveness and sustainability objectives.
The ongoing reform of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013 is expected to address new challenges such as price volatility, the improvement of price transparency along the supply chain, the necessity of keeping market instruments intervention, export refunds, the weight of the first pillar as compared to the second, private storage and direct payments.
The European oilseeds crushing industry’s main objective has always been to ensure that the Common Agriculture Policy helps guarantee access to quality and sustainable EU raw materials in sufficient quantity to serve the food, feed, non-food and energy markets.
Along with its partners of the PFP (Primary Food Processors) FEDIOL has identified the following priorities for the CAP beyond 2013: