The Commission's recent fall report shows its optimistic views for the industry sector starting 2016. Data shows that 2015 was not a very good year for this particular sector. The report demonstrates a 3 percent growth per year in 2015, whereas in 2014 the rate was 3,6 percent.
According to IRSOP and SNSPA's Industrial Barometer also reflects these issues, as “company managers reported a decrease in the volume of export orders and also prime matter imports, while the stocks remain diminished”.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta said that he also counts on the Competition Council for support, within its legal limits, for a correct implementation of the cuts in the Value Added-Tax (VAT) for food as from June 1. 'I want you to please help us after June 1, after one, two or three months of the implementation of the competition and market rules after the VAT is cut on all agri-food products.