Injunctions industry threatens Brazilian garlic, says ANAPA

Injunctions industry threatens Brazilian garlic, says ANAPA

An injunction industry against the application of the $ 7.8 antidumping tariff for the import of each 10 kg box of garlic threatens the competitiveness of the Brazilian product in the domestic market and created an unprecedented crisis in the sector. In this year's harvest alone, the garlic production chain should lose about 20 thousand jobs.

The alert is from the National Association of Garlic Producers (ANAPA), which promotes a treatment on Wednesday (24), starting at 10am, in front of the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region (TRF1), in Brasília, to protest the difficulties faced by the alheiros. No more injunctions. Producers need to work, says the entity, when summoning the sector to the demonstration.

According to the president of ANAPA, Rafael Jorge Corsino, there are more than one hundred injunctions in the Federal Court against the anti-dumping tariff, but currently three are allowing the import of garlic without paying the fee. With that, informs Corsino, the box of 10kg product, coming mainly from China and Argentina, enters Brazil at R $ 50. To produce the same 10 kilos, the Brazilian farmer spends R $ 78. So, there is a difference of R $ 28 between national and imported garlic.

Most of the injunctions are granted by the Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro and benefit three companies that import garlic from China, points out the president of ANAPA. When the injunction of one falls, another enters another request to authorize the import without the anti-dumping tariff. This creates unfair competition and affects the competitiveness of our garlic. China does not practice a market economy and subsidizes its producers.

According to Corsino, because of injunctions against the anti-dumping tariff on garlic, Brazil stopped collecting R $ 156 billion from public coffers in 2017. In addition to the loss to the Treasury, there are losses for the sector. In Santa Catarina alone, small garlic producers owe banks R $ 35 million and cannot pay the debt.

The sector's survival, emphasizes Corsino, depends on the end of the monopoly on the import of Chinese garlic. We need the support of the government and parliamentarians to resolve this. If necessary, even establish a CPI Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry in the National Congress to investigate this situation.

He recalls that, in 2017, the federal government issued a resolution making it very clear the need to apply the anti-dumping tariff for all garlic imported from China. Even so, adds the president of ANAPA, injunctions continue to be granted.

This Thursday (25), a joint hearing of the Agriculture and Finance and Taxation commissions of the Chamber of Deputies will debate the garlic chain crisis. We need to see if China is dumping, says Corsino.

The sector currently has about 5,000 farmers, of which 4,500 are small producers in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Bahia and Piauí. The rest are in Minas Gerais, Goiás and the Federal District.

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