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Top Norwegian unions eye more toll protection measures. Stricter import duties may be served to shoppers in Norway the next four years. The anti-foreign competition proposal, which will probably sour shoppers’ household budget plans further, is designed to protect domestic food production and jobs. It is backed by the NUMGE (Union of Municipal and General Employees) and NNN (Norsk Nærings- og Nytelsesmiddelarbeiderforbund), amongst others.

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Top Norwegian unions eye more toll protection measures

Published on Thursday, 2nd May, 2013 at 07:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Stricter import duties may be served to shoppers in Norway the next four years.

Supermarket trolleys (illus. photo)
Supermarket trolleys (illus. photo)
Photo: © Copyright Keith Evans/geograph.org.uk


The anti-foreign competition proposal, which will probably sour shoppers’ household budget plans further, is designed to protect domestic food production and jobs.

It is backed by the NUMGE (Union of Municipal and General Employees) and NNN (Norsk Nærings- og Nytelsesmiddelarbeiderforbund), amongst others.

Workers umbrella organization LO (Confederation of Trade Unions) may vote to make it a part its programme at their annual conference this weekend.

“Large parts of the food industry are directly linked to agriculture and rely on a strong import protection.”

“Norwegian authorities have to use the negotiations possibilities we have under the WTO (World Trade Organisation) Agreement. This is to ensure core production of Norwegian food,”agriculture paper Nationen quotes the union as writing.

Last year, minority Party Centre (Sp) succeeded in getting certain higher meat and cheese import tolls a place at the draft national budget 2013 proposal’s table.

Politicians, who face a general election this September, have recently threatened to increase these further.

About this weekend’s proposal, NNN union leader Jan Egil Pedersen tells Nationen, “We have all of LO with us [on this matter] here.”




Published on Thursday, 2nd May, 2013 at 07:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwaycheese, norwaytolls, norwayeu, norwayfoodimports.





  
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