Bowing to farmers‘ pressure, state nixes cheap cheese

11.12.2011                      15.Kislev. 5772

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Bowing to farmers' pressure, state nixes cheap cheese

The government's statement came in response to a suit filed by the Israeli Dairy Board and the Israeli Cattle Breeders Association.

The government won't be going through with a move designed to lower dairy prices to consumers, it informed the High Court of Justice over the weekend.
In the wake of this summer's cost-of-living protests, which focused on dairy products among many other items, a committee headed by Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry Director General Sharon Kedmi had recommended allowing the state to issue permits for importers to bring in another 22,000 tons of hard cheese between 2013 and 2016. The importers would be granted discounts on the standard import duties….