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Submission of applications for information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products on the internal market and in third countries


The Cyprus Agricultural Payments Organisation and the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism announces the commencement from 09.07.2014 of the period for submission of applications for “Schemes 1 & 2 - Information Provision and Promotion Measures for Agricultural Products on the Internal Market, and in Third Countries, co-financed by the European Union. The Schemes are implemented on the basis of the Council of Ministers Decision dated on 19.10.2004 and the Regulations (EC) No 3/2008 of the Council and (EC) No 501/2008 of the Commision, with their respective amendments.

The products/sectors that maybe subject of the information provision and promotion measures are the following:

Scheme 1:
— Fresh fruit and vegetables
— Processed fruit and vegetables
— Fibre flax
— Live plants and products of ornamental horticulture
— Olive oil and table olives
— Seed oils
— Milk and milk products
— Fresh, chilled or frozen meat, produced in accordance with a Community or a national quality scheme
— Marking of eggs for human consumption
— Honey and beekeeping products
— Wines with a protected designation of origin or a protected geographical indication, wines with an indication of the wine grape variety
— Products covered by the schemes for protected designations of origin (PDO), protected geographical indications (PGI), traditional specialties guaranteed (TSG) or optional quality terms in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council
— Organic farming in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 ( 2 ) and products registered according to that Regulation
— Sheep meat

Scheme 2:
— Fresh, chilled and frozen beef, veal and pigmeat; food preparations based on these products
— Quality poultrymeat
— Milk products
— Olive oil and table olives
— Wines with a protected designation of origin or a protected geographical indication, wines with an indication of the wine grape variety
— Spirit drinks with a protected geographical indication
— Fresh and processed fruit and vegetables
— Products processed from cereals and rice
— Fibre flax
— Live plants and ornamental horticulture products
— Products covered by the schemes for protected designations of origin (PDO), protected geographical indications (PGI), or traditional specialities guaranteed (TSG) in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012
— Organic farming products in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91
— Sheep meat

Beneficiaries include professional and interprofessional organisations involved in the production, processing and marketing of eligible products.

Programmes shall consist of a coherent set of operations and shall be implemented over a period of at least one year but not more than three years. Programmes submitted jointly by organizations from more than one Member State or providing for actions in more than one of the third countries eligible, have priority. The organizations are also urged to make their choice of one or more implementing bodies before the submission of the program, so that the proposed programmes include a complete and detailed presentation of all the aspects of the application, as set in the explanatory note to the Application in Annex 4.

Applications duly completed must be submitted via the registered mail or by hand, the latest by Tuesday 30.09.2014.

For further details, information pack and application forms:
Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism
Trade Service – Section for the Promotion of Agricultural Products
6 Andrea Araouzou str., 1421 Nicosia
Tel: 22867135, 22867234
www.mcit.gov.cy/ts

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