State Company to Manage Agricultural Markets

In Panama plans are underway to create a law on the company Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, which will manage wholesale and retail food markets.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

From a statement issued by the presidency of Colombia:

The Cabinet Council has agreed to a bill authorizing the creation of the company Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, S. A. and established the regulatory framework, and authorized the Minister of the Presidency, through a Cabinet Resolution to submit the rule to the National Assembly.

The rule states in Article 2, that the aforementioned company "will target the development, construction and management of wholesale and retail food markets and Integrated Cold Chain Logistics System and perform other initiatives that contribute to improving the chain of distribution and marketing of food products, especially perishable goods, in the public interest and in order to improve the quality of life of the Panamanian population in terms of food supply, with the indispensable support of national and municipal authorities (...) .

Fernando Duque, Secretary of the Cold Chain, who supported the document explained that "the company (Mercados Nacionales de la Cadena de Frío, S. A. will be responsible for managing and operating future markets to be developed by the Secretariat of the Cold Chain with efficiency and appropriate standards.

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