President of the Association of Raspberry Producers of Serbia, Dobrivoje Radovic said today that the producers were satisfied with the outcome of their meeting with PM Ana Brnabic, and added that they expected to have concrete information about the price of raspberry by Thursday next week.
He also said that a task force would be formed with the aim of examining how exactly was the raspberry price formed in other European countries. This should be done in the next week or so.
The task force would also research the purchase price of this fruit in Poland, with several government officials, cold storage unit owners and raspberry producers due to travel to that country in two to three days. “After that, we are going to meet on Thursday again to agree on the price. The most important thing for us to have a prepayment price for raspberry that is valid in entire Serbia”, Radovic added.
The Association wants the average price to be in the region of 1.83 euros or 200 dinars. The current price is between 100 and 125 dinars, with some producers selling raspberry at 150 dinars.
Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic and representatives of raspberry producers and cold storage unit owners agreed on formation of the task force which goal is to carefully monitor how the prices are formed both on the domicile and other competitive markets abroad with the view of determining the price that would be acceptable to everybody.
The task force will be comprised of the representatives of raspberry producers, cold storage unit owners and government officials. Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Branislav Nedimovic and Minister of Trade, Rasim Ljajic were also present at the meeting in Belgrade.