Here you can find information about the Swedish Board of Agricultures role in intervention and which products that can be subject to public intervention.
You can also find information about ongoing intervention procedures in Sweden.
Products available from intervention stocks
The Commission can intervene in certain agricultural markets if supply exceeds demand. In Sweden, the Board of Agriculture is the authority that handles the actual transactions - buying and storing the surplus quantities.
Products that can be subject to intervention
In Sweden, the following products can be subject to public intervention: barley, wheat, rye, skimmed milk powder, beef, butter and sugar. Products must fulfil certain quality criteria in order to be eligible.
Public intervention is now open for wheat during the period November 1st to May 31st and for butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) during the period Mars 1st to September 30th.
The EU has decided to adopt temporary exceptional measures for the milk and milk product sector in the form of extending the public intervention period for butter and skimmed milk powder in 2014 to December 31st 2014.
The products purchased by the intervention agency will later be sold, either within the EU or to a non-member country. Normally the intervention product is sold through a tendering procedure. Information will be published by the EU and on our website.
Today we do not have any products in intervention storages.