He informed that the norm-setting document under consideration improves the relevant legislation, regulating the licensing of storage facilities, especially grain ones, and also the regime of the storage certificates.
'A scheme for releasing storage certificates was in place until last year. We considered it to be restrictive because only a small number of farmers had access to this scheme. It has been a long discussion especially since in 2013 we had a bumper year. Farmers requested the re-introduction of this scheme and I think that the new draft law ... comes to solve not only the problem of large farmers, but of all farmers who want to enter a system which means that when there is a bumper year, they can go to the storage facilities licenced in accordance with this law and store their grain, upon receiving a storage certificate. Based on that certificate, guaranteed also by the
He added that the document also provides for measures referring to the strict regulation of the procedure for granting the storage licence based on an external audit carried out by entities mandated by the
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