Founded more than 60 years ago, EUCOFEL -the European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association- has consolidated itself as the main association defending the European fruit and vegetables trade.
Based in Brussels, EUCOFEL acts as a liaison between the sectoral stakeholders and the policy makers at the European Institutions, giving a voice to the European Fruit and Vegetables Trade.
EUCOFEL’s mission is to represent and defend the interests of the EU trade, wholesalers and producers organisations, as well as producers and exporters (intra and extra-EU) of the EU Fruit and Vegetables sector vis-à-vis the European Union and other International Institutions.
Over the years, EUCOFEL has become a major actor in the sector and cooperates on a regular basis with the European Institutions, International Organisations (such as OECD, UNECE and CODEX Alimentarius) and other relevant European associations. EUCOFEL actively participates in expert and advisory groups, takes part in consultations and provides feedback and opinions on diverse issues
EUCOFEL acts on an international level, complementing the efforts and actions taken at national level by its Members, with the aim of serving the interests of the EU Fruit and Vegetable Trade, striving to create a level playing field and ensuring fairer conditions for EU producers and exporters.
Its members are National Federations/Associations and companies from the main European fruit and vegetables producing countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain).
A word from our President, Jorge Brotons:
“Welcome to EUCOFEL, the European Fruit and Vegetables Trade Association whose main objective is to approach the fruit and vegetables sector to the EU institutions. In this context, our main purposes are to protect and improve the competitiveness of EU fruit and vegetables production and export, the defence of free competition in the EU internal market and the opening of markets in third countries”.
A word from our Secretary General, Alba Ridao-Bouloumié:
“Improving the competitiveness of EU fruit and vegetables production and exports; defending free competition in the Internal Market; working towards the opening of third country markets; protecting the Union from the introduction of plant pests; and, defending EU producers from unfair competition from third countries, are some of the main guiding principles of our work”.