In addition to informally representing interests in national and European politics, the VBN is represented in several organizations and bodies in which the interests of the auctions, hence the sales interests of the suppliers, are the focus. The VBN presents the auctions’ position and thereby exerts influence on policy in many areas.
Maintaining contact with organizations in the trade and gathering information on trends in various relevant areas is an important issue. In many cases, the VBN acts as an information broker between the auctions and third parties.
Subjects in which the VBN is involved through formal representation include:
· market research
· trade policy
· phytosanitary issues
· registration and certification
· breeders’ rights
· professional information
· trade PR
· transport and logistics
· crop protection
The contact at VBN for formal representation is:
1430 BA AALSMEER
M +31 (0)6-51401967