Recommend To The Government Measures Of The Sustainability Of The Recovery House Of Douro

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo medidas de recuperação da sustentabilidade da Casa do Douro

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DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ the Nr 501/X/4.  ª recommends to Government as 1 Group DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ the Nr 501/X/4.  ª Recommends the Government recovery measures the sustainability of House of Douro to gà © nese from Douro, which appeared in numerous cio of Decade of the last century 30 gave him a mixed nature, protection of the Douro wine growers face the mood of µ s market and speculative action of exporters and of competence by the State transfers in order to ensure the quality of wine produced.

This dual nature of the Douro's House has been maintained over a story in which regional ³ ria House of Douro intervened as regulator face is uneven situation of Douro wine growers by setting prices anonymous method to the sale of grapes, absorbing surplus production and at the same time by monitoring and advising in terms of product quality assurance that is vital to the region.

In the context of this paper, the creation of a strategic reserve and of marketing of surpluses, were committed management errors on the part of the House of Douro that resulted is in crisis that currently is. The numerous heat of the Decade of 90 corresponded to a period of large surpluses of perà production, estimated at 70 000 barrels of fortified wine. In addition, the withdrawal of µ s function of tutelage and timing of the regional viticulture, between 1995 and 2003, after ³ s ³ cio ruinous business purchasing the membership in Real Old Company ram contribuà to generate the financial debacle of the House of Douro.

2 the House of Douro found himself on the contingency of resorting to credit banking and for years managed to meet this commitment largely thanks to the sale of lots from the market that allowed him to pay for the service of give life.

In 2003 the Decreto-Lei n. º 277/2003,  of 6 November in the use of legislative authorization granted by law No 42/2003 °, of August 22, sought to define the institutional role of the House of Douro «valuing its associative and viticultores defense ' and at the same time consolidating its public nature through the assignment of competence such as substances : «The) Keeping and updating the register of winegrowers and all the plots of the demarcated Douro region in compliance with the standards to come, to be issued by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto; b) Indicate the representatives of production in the Industry Council of Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto; c) support and encourage the production vinà glue, in connection with the services, and providing support and technical assistance to growers, particularly in the domestic domain of integrated protection and of integrated production or ³ biological logic; d) cooperate with the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto in executing the measures decided by the Governoâ € ¦ » The mentioned are just a few of the competence that gives preferences to the Douro, but are the samples of component reinforcement of public service given to the Douro always under the guidance of µ s strategic Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto.

The fact that the Decree-Law No. 277/2003 limit the possibility of acquisition of the Douro wines is maintaining a â ³ Rico story stock œ € €  sealing their intervention on the sale of wines and musts, represented, on the other hand, the loss of a field of conducting of recipes that are ³ aggravated the financial situation of the House of Douro.

In fact, the House of Douro has encompassed a very extensive range of fields of intervention and the problems that face the region demarcated Douro region (RDD) faces, a lack of definition of a direction the strategic to the Douro wine, 3 single with the fields of pressure exerted by the exporters, able to consolidate a model of interaction between the various cooperatives in the sector , responsible for training and information.

The clarificaà of the institutional nature of the House of Douro in any way conflict with the competency of supervision own ³ own of Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP). The IVDP competes establish bridges needed between production and trade, ensure that the control and defence of appellation of origin are assured, encourage the best practices to ensure the quality of production and support your marketing.

However, the recent years have responded to a perturbaà process in respect to defining the role own ³ prio public body which is part of the direct administration of the State as is the case with the IVDP that has to defend and promote the appellation of µ s of origin and at the same time encourage their marketing and the role of an institution as the Casa do Douro.

From the point of view of the legal framework should register that the Decree-Law n° 277/2003 ', as it is above reproduced, confers to the responsibility of Douro «maintain and update the register of vineyards and of all the plots of vinha». At the same time the Organic Law only the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto, in its article 12.  º confers is the direction of the IVDP the jurisdiction of: «make use of the register of vineyards to produce port wine and Douro wine, whose update competes is home of Douro» exists between these two diplomas a conjugaà express the CITES from the point of view of competence of one and another organism.

However, in recent years the IVDP came gradually to occupy the role played by House of Douro for is updating the register, until in January 2008 terminated with the House of Douro, the Protocol on the record and has been to recognize new producers, not included in the House of the Douro, in the process of real inversà of wallpapers. 4 This implies the actuaÃ, in which the Record relates, there is a duplication of resources since the House of Douro made investments over the years in improving the technical capacity of these investments that now are totally devalued. There's also objectively the result of empty of content the role the House of Douro can and should play in the region, and the confusion about which the institutional place of each of these bodies: House of Douro and IVDP.

Is therefore the need for a clarificaà of what is meant to be the place next ³ House Douro itself. There is a whole wide room for the intervention of the Casa do Douro while associative structure of winegrowers to the level of technical support with vista is reconstituià of vineyards and application projects that you are associated with, support of the socio-professional point of view and from the point of view of white balance brio in relation of forces face the selling entities.

This is a role that should be combined with the component of public service in the field of certification of producers and ensuring the quality of the wine. This is the field where deserves to be clarified the role of the House of Douro and the IVDP. The IVDP competes a watchdog role by nature of being a body of personnel administration of the State, is Home of the Douro competes a paper advice and of compliance with the guidance the IVDP µ.

The liberalizaà of plantings of vines and therefore the abolition of a timing on the licensing of plantation of vines producing wine with the appellation is geogrà are prejuà ³ would result in serious zo for the competitiveness of a product that lives primarily from its guarantee of genuineness and is in terms of that guarantee that the House of Douro must play a decisive role.

Following transfer of these recitals the left bloc proposed µ and Assembly of the Republic that drive a recommendation to the Government towards the clarificaà of competency and support the improvement of the financial situation of the House of Douro. 5 the Assembly of the Republic decides to recommend to the Government: 1. To take the initiative to carry out, in accordance with the House of Douro a financial reorganization plan that allows to optimize the existing resources of the Douro and generate the revenues needed to sustain their commitments and competency. 2. To carry out a clarificaà that the balize competency especà substances stay in the House of Douro on service performance of public service, in particular as regards is inscription of winegrowers in the cadastre of RDD.

Assembly of the Republic, may 28 2009 The members and members of left-wing Block