Declared Of National Interest Promotion, Promotion, Development Of Production, Marketing And Research Of Stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni).

Original Language Title: Declárese de interés nacional la promoción, fomento, desarrollo de la producción, comercialización e investigación de la stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni).

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NATIONAL interest, national interest Act 27142 declared of national interest the promotion, promotion, development of production, marketing and research of stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni). Passed: May 27 2015 promulgated: 15 June 2015 the Senate and Chamber of deputies of the Argentina nation gathered in Congress, etc. sanction with force of law: article 1 °-declare is of interest national it promotion, promotion, development of the production, marketing and research of the stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni).
Article 2 ° - created within the scope of the Ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, the national programme for the study, promotion and development of Stevia.
(Article 3 °-the program national for the study, promotion and development of the Stevia will have by objectives: to) promote the features and benefits of the stevia; (b) advise in matters economic and technology to improve and diversify the production to scale industrial and craft; (c) promote the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises and cooperative organizations in the development of productive initiatives through the use of stevia as a raw material; (d) preserve the diversity, genetic original of the species Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni in those cultivars that spread the program; (e) generate greater value added in the production process of the stevia with appropriate technology; f) ensure a quality control system; (g) include stevia products in the food national plans; (h) promote and inform institutional level, national and international markets and the general public on the progress and developments of the value chain of stevia that are filling in the Argentina Republic, by different means of broadcasting or through organized campaigns to this effect; (i) coordinate with the jurisdictional authorities standards and recommendations phytosanitary and biosafety that are required for the care and safety of people, ecosystems and the environment in relation to these crops; (j) promote strategic alliances with agribusiness, foundations and others, thus also establish cooperation agreements with public and private national and international entities; (k) develop strategies for the marketing national and international for producers of stevia;
(https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/TXFxMXZoOXJSSDFycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09 l) establish cooperation agreements with public and private national and international entities.
(Article 4 ° - the national programme for the study, promotion and development of the Stevia will be directly responsible for the Administration at a / director/a, assisted by five professional technical areas: to) biotechnology; (b) agricultural technology); (c) processing and marketing; (d) education, training and dissemination; (e) conservation of biodiversity.
Article 5 ° - Bank of the Argentina nation will provide lines of credit for the stimulus, production, development, strengthening and the commercialization of the cultivation of stevia to producers who comply with the precautions required by banking rules. These credits will be awarded under the conditions and modalities of the more favorable line existing at the time of granting the credit assistance.
Article 6 °-the power Executive will have the split budget required for the financing of the program national for the study, promotion and development of the Stevia that is added to the budget of the Ministry of agriculture, livestock and fishing. Also the program may, through the signing of cooperation agreements, donations, subsidies and special funds of national and provincial institutions, whether public or private, as international organizations.
Article 7 ° - invited to the provinces that is appropriate for the production of stevia to enact measures to promote similar to the present law.
Article 8 ° - contact the national executive power.
GIVEN IN THE CHAMBER OF THE CONGRESO ARGENTINO, BUENOS AIRES, TWENTY-SEVEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF MAY OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN.
-REGISTERED UNDER NO. 27142 - AMADO BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -John H. Estrada. -Lucas Chedrese.

Date of publication: 19/06/2015 https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/pdf/linkQR/TXFxMXZoOXJSSDFycmZ0RFhoUThyQT09