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Government Criticized for Not Respecting Trade Agreements

The Icelandic government has been strongly criticized for not respecting international trade agreements regarding the importing of agricultural goods.


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In an article in Fréttablaðið, Margrét Kristmannsdóttir, Chairman of the Federation of Trade and Services (SVÞ), and Andrés Magnússon, Secretary General, accuse the government of obstructing the import of agricultural goods by making the process unnecessarily complicated.

The criticism of Margrét and Andrés is directed at the current and former governments of Iceland and all political parties of the country.

They point out that the import of agriculture goods is a crucial factor for strengthening the purchasing power parity of the Icelandic consumers.

The Federation is made up of various companies around the country. This includes private retailers and the consumer co-operative sector. The body is the second largest member of the Confederation of Icelandic Employers and is tasked with monitoring the laws and regulations affecting both its members and commerce, and those within the Government administration.


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