The government will launch a campaign among the population to encourage citizens to “buy Romanian” and will advance, at the same time, in addition to the ordinance to reduce the prices of basic foods, a new support scheme for processors of agri-food products, worth 150 million euros, similar to the one already prepared in the field of construction materials, announced the Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Radu Oprea.
“We want to complete the supply chains in Romania, to support Romanian companies, regardless of the origin of the capital, but with a special emphasis on small and medium-sized subcontractors, because we know that there is predominantly Romanian capital there. We will have a very serious campaign that will be about “buying Romanian”, because if we know and understand that jobs in Romania, either from micro-enterprises, from small and medium-sized enterprises, from large companies, can also be supported by to us buying quality Romanian products, it will be all the better for all the citizens of Romania”, announced Minister Radu Oprea, at the Made in Romania Marathon, organized by PROFIT NEWS TV, reports News.ro.
The minister emphasized that the measures are part of the concept of “economic patriotism” promoted by Prime Minister Ciolacu.
Radu Oprea also announced that, similarly to the state aid scheme for stimulating the domestic production of construction materials, the Government will also launch a state aid scheme to support agro-food companies in Romania to produce more .
“Another program will be the one related to the processing of agri-food products so that as many quality Romanian products as possible are on our market, from cereals, from vegetables, from the fruits that we produce today in Romania. We know the examples that we export wheat and import frozen bread, or the potato goes to other member states and we import frozen or processed chips and potatoes from there. This work will be supported in order to produce these things in Romania”, the minister said.
The value of the scheme will be 150 million euros, as is the case for construction materials, and this year there is the possibility to fit the scheme into a regulation that has already been notified to the European Commission and its approval will no longer be needed.
Editor: Andreea Smerea