Last year, the Storting asked the government to consider a transition from krone duty to percentage duty on goods such as cattle, pig, sheep, lamb and potato towards the state budget.
That time did not take the government parties envisage the tariff move, and The Ministry of Agriculture and Food stated at the time that the government would return to the matter later.
Now it may look like the government’s budget partner wants to lift a customs demand into the negotiations on the revised national budget. It writes The nation that experiences this.
From krone duty to percentage duty
On Friday at 9.15am, the government parties and SV will meet for agricultural talks. The meeting will take place between the Social Left Party (SV), the Labor Party (Ap) and the Center Party (Sp).
According to Nationen, SV will demand a transition from krone duty to percentage duty by 1 January 2024 at the latest. However, it is not known which goods the party wants customs on.
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As mentioned, the tariff measure was not discussed last year. At the time, Vedum stated to the newspaper that the timing to strengthen customs protection by changing to percentage duty on several customs lines was “unfortunate”.
– Changes in customs protection could cause misunderstandings. A false impression could have been created that it was the customs changes that caused food prices to rise, the finance minister stated at the time.
– Facing enormous challenges
– We will start negotiations on the treatment of the agricultural settlement tomorrow morning, together with the government parties in the Storting, writes SV deputy leader Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes (47) in an email to The nation.
Last week, the Norwegian Farmers’ Union reached an agreement with the government on a settlement of NOK 4.1 billion. The original demand from the farmers was NOK 6.9 billion.
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– Agriculture both in Norway and around the world is facing enormous challenges, for which we have to find good solutions. I look forward to discussing with Ap and Sp how we can get the best possible outcome for agriculture in an eternal perspective, he says further.
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