CELCAA was founded in 1979 by major European sectoral trade associations that are involved in retail and wholesale of agricultural and agri-food products to join their forces and cooperate on a horizontal level. This need for cooperation becomes more vital as legislation increasingly impacts on issues common to all agricultural traders. Furthermore, representation of specific agricultural traders' interests towards partners in the food chain are crucial in view of the vertical integration.
CELCAA ensures the advocacy of agricultural and agri-food traders by its presence in various consultative groups of the European institutions. A network of different platforms and round tables has been built up to communicate and share views with other interest groups of the food chain and the civil society.
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