The Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers and Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Live Plants, FEPEX, is a non-lucrative private organisation whose main objectives are to provide a comprehensive service to its members, and to represents and defends its interests towards the various administrations, institutions, bodies of action and international organisations. Besides this, FEPEX contributes greatly to development of the Spanish sector by carrying out studies, quality procedures, and guides, among other things.
Set up in 1987, FEPEX comprises 26 autonomous
or provincial associations, whit more than
1.500 production and marketing companies,
which are divided into three branches of
Fepex, the spanish federation of
associations of producers and exporters
of fruits, vegetables, flowers and live
plants, is a private, non-profit making,
industry based organisation. The main objectives
of fepex are: the provision of servicies
to its members in different issues, mainly
related to production, commercialisation
and public policies in agriculture, trade
and labour market areas. Fepex also defends
its members´ interests and represents
the industry before different authorities,
institutions, decision-making bodies and
international organisations. In addition,
fepex contributes to the development of
the spanish industry as a whole, conducting
in-depth reports, quality protocols mechanisms
and promotion actions, including the FRUIT
ATTRACTION trade fair.
Established in 1987, fepex consists of
30 regional and provincial associations,
which, in turn, consist of more than 1500
farming and trading companies, all falling
within four different branches or operational
¦The production and exportation
of fruit and vegetables, the main industry
within the federation.
¦The production and exportation of
¦The production and commercialisation
of processed fruit and vegetable products
¦The production and exportation of
flowers and plants
FEPEX has a strong INSTITUTIONAL PRESENCE
AT BOTH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS.
It is the largest organisation in Spain
for the fruit and vegetable production and
exportation industry, covering more than
70% of Spanish exportable production (excluding
citrus fruits and bananas), and also includes
the producers and traders of plants and
At an international level, FEPEX participates
in industry associations for fruit and vegetables,
flowers and plants, and nurseries. It also
has a permanent, direct presence in Brussels,
via its representative office.
At an national level, FEPEX has a direct
presence in public and private institutions,
which have a direct impact on the drafting
of farming, economic, labour and tax policies
for the represented industry.
In this regard, FEPEX is a board member
in the following Committees:
The Ministry for Agriculture, food and
¦Working group for fruits and vegetables
within the agri-food industry Internationalisation
¦Working group for plant health exportation
¦National Sector Committee for Plant
¦Rural Development Associations Committee.
¦Rural Development National Monitoring
¦National Integrated Production Commission.
¦Biomonitoring National Commission.
¦Commission for the Protection of
New Varieties of Plants.
¦Plant variety observatory.
¦ENESA Regulations and Working Group.
¦Spanish-French-Italian Mixed Committee.
¦Spanish-Moroccan Mixed Committee.
Ministry of Employment and Social Security
¦Central commission for labour and
social affairs Organisation, Coordination
and Integration of Migratory Labour Flows
in Seasonal Harvesting Operations.
¦Working groups for seasonal harvesting
operations and habitability conditions.
¦Working group for the development
of the regulations for the Social Security
Special Farming System (REASS).
Economy and Competitiveness Ministry
¦Foreign trade monitoring commission.
¦Collaborating entity of the State
Secretariat for Trade.
¦ICEX collaborating entity.
Ministry of Health, Social Services and
¦Consultative council for the Spanish
Food Safety Agency.
FEPEX maintains a collaborative relationship
with multiple organisations and administrations
- both from the European union and the different
member states - in order to reach agreement
concerning the approach to adopt in relation
to common problems and also to become familiar
with the different positions taken by the
various countries. FEPEX is a member of
a number of organisations actively participating
before the EU institutions.
Contact groups in the context of the Spanish-French-Italian
Mixed Committee for , strawberries, garlic,
peaches-nectarines and apples,, integrated
by professionals from the three countries.
These groups meet to analyse the development
of harvesting seasonal operations and the
state of play in the markets, in order to
develop enriching proposals for their members.
Spanish-Moroccan tomato contact group,
acting within the framework of the Spanish-Moroccan
Mixed Committee in order to monitor harvesting
operations and to oversee the application
of the Association Agreement between the
EU and Morocco.
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