Posted On 04 Sep 2017
Fulton Serrano, a former union leader, says that currently, when this sector formed mostly by small and medium-sized companies denounces a price crisis, it is mandatory for the Ecuadorian State to act, based on the law.
He said that it is necessary to be firm and request the appearance of the Secretary of State to support the plan drawn up by the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry to apply greater control on exporters who are accused of paying prices ranging from $ 1,80 and $ 2 per box.
Richard Salazar, the administrator of Acorbanec (Banana Marketing and Export Association), explains that the demand for payment of the guarantee has a regulation and the Ministry of Agriculture must require administrative requirements if necessary.
Minister Vanessa Cordero said the previous week that the price of the fruit would be regularized in about a month in the international market.
According to the AEBE (Association of Banana Exporters), the global market is affected by the reduction in demand by foreign markets, and domestic producers must sign contracts with exporting companies. Another group has called for the state of emergency, not accepted by the government. (I)