INTERFEL - Inter-branch Association of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable industry
Publié le 18.04.2008
A private association recognised under the law of 10th July 1975 and the blueprint for the agriculture law of 9th July 1999
The public authorities recognise it as the only national inter-branch association for fresh fruit and vegetables and authorise it to produce inter-branch agreements which assume the force of law.
INTERFEL is been recognised by the European Union since 21st November 1996.
To make dialogue between the different professional partners possible and to allow INTERFEL to actually play the role it has been assigned, the inter-branch Association operates according to 3 main principles:
The principle of Representation provides a guarantee to public authorities and the European Union of the global participation of the sector in decision-making.
The principle of Parity, which allocates to each of the two branches (Production and Distribution) 50% of the votes, ensures mutual respect of the families.
The principle of Unanimity strengthens the quality of the decisions. It guarantees respect for minorities and the special features of the families.
To reinforce its action, the inter-branch Association focuses on several tasks:
90% of Interfel's resources come from the collection of the inter-professional ad valorem contributions, paid by all the businesses in the industry.
75% of Interfel budget is dedicated to promotion programmes.