The parliamentary debate on agrarian laws has begun

By: STA Date: 2024. 04. 11. 09:30

The main goal of the draft law is to increase the competitiveness of the Hungarian agricultural sector, reduce administrative burdens and promote the uniform application of the law – summed up Agriculture Minister István Nagy in his presentation in Parliament on Thursday in connection with the 23 draft laws on the amendment of agricultural laws.

(Photo: AM/István Fekete)

The head of the department emphasized that the introduction of producer cooperation can contribute to strengthening the market position of producers and the security of raw material supply for processors. The changes also promote the establishment of stronger market relations between producers and processors. The planned amendments include making risk-sharing provisions mandatory for agricultural business contracts, as well as defining the concept and content of producer contracts. The head of the ministry added that the proposal also regulates the wholesale activity of agricultural products and also contains measures to deal with delayed payments, which can create a safer and more predictable business environment for economic operators. In addition, it strives for the uniform application of law, the reduction of administrative burdens and the more efficient performance of public duties. In relation to the amendment of the law on the transfer of agricultural farms, he said, encouraging the generational renewal of agriculture, the procedure for the official approval of the farm transfer contract will be free of fees and charges in the future. The amendment of the law on taxes serves the same purpose, according to which the farm transfer will be tax-free, and the transferor of the farm will not lose the tax exemption if he transfers agricultural land to the recipient of the farm, in the case of which 5 years have not yet passed after the acquisition – explained the minister.

István Nagy concluded that the adoption of the new provisions can contribute to improving the competitiveness and sustainable development of Hungarian agriculture, which is key to the stability and long-term success of the sector. Supporting agriculture and increasing its competitiveness is extremely important in the current war situation.