Brussels, 21 Nov (EFE). - The president of the Board, Susana Díaz, has highlighted today in Brussels the political, economic and institutional stability of Andalusia as "a value to protect" because It provides "confidence and certainty" in investments, within an increasingly global economy.
This has been transferred to the EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, during the meeting that they have held this afternoon in Brussels, during their official three-day visit to the community capital.
In subsequent statements to the journalists, the head of the Government regional has highlighted that in the first nine months of the year Andalusia has beaten a new record of exports, to increase above 20% and reach 22,727 million euros "doubling the average national growth".
He highlighted that Andalusian exports represent 20.3% of GDP and that Andalusia is the second Spanish region in exports after Catalonia.
Díaz has detailed that in 2016 the barrier of 10 billion in exports of food and beverages, and among the most exported products, was surpassed for the first time. there are olive oil, olives, tomatoes, peppers and red fruits.
But, above all, he has emphasized that 20% of exports belong to the technology sector, which implies "a change" in the production model, which now has internationalization as one of its "pillars".
On the other hand, it has approached with the commissioner the US complaint to the Spanish producers of table olives, and highlighted the "strong support" of the European Union in the defense of producers, as well as "the coordinated work of the EU, the Government of Spain and the Junta de Andalucía, together with the producers and exporters ".
It is about" this unreason that causes uncertainty and insecurity has a solution as soon as possible Satisfactory, "he said.
He has also advanced that the producers will count from January with the" accompaniment "of the European inspectors to assess the subsidies" in a way rigorous. "
Díaz believes that until the month of March, the date on which the definitive resolution will come, there is a deadline to" show that the subsidies are legal and that there is no type of 'dumping' by Spanish producers. "
Therefore, he has trusted that, whatever the scenario, there will be" alternative solutions ", although he lamented that the authorities Americans are "using the black olive to question the whole system of aid from the European Union."
In her meeting with the Commissioner of Commerce, the Andalusian president has showed interest in knowing the commercial agreements in which the European Commission works with third countries and how they will affect Andalusia.
Thus, it has celebrated the next agreement with Japan, "which will improve the access of Andalusian products to the Japanese market, especially wines and processed pork that stop having tariffs".
The Andalusian president tomorrow will hold work meetings with the European Commissioner for Economic, Financial, Taxation and Customs Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, and with the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.