During this Lunar New Year holiday, the value of agricultural and livestock futures has been raised to 200,000 won under the’Act on the Prohibition of Unfair solicitation and Gifts, etc.’ (Act on Prohibition of Solicitation).
At the 3rd state council meeting on the morning of the 19th, the government voted on an amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Solicitation Prohibition Act to increase the value of futures for livestock and fisheries during the Lunar New Year holiday from 100,000 won to 200,000 won.
This is a temporary measure to overcome the consumption stagnation caused by the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) in Korea, and is applied from this day to February 14, the last day of the Lunar New Year (February 12) holiday.
The easing of the solicitation prohibition law in response to Corona 19 is the second time after the last Chuseok.
In a joint briefing with related organizations held in the annex of the government building after the resolution of the State Council, Chairman Hyun-hee Jeon said, “As the spread of Corona 19 and the continuation of the strengthened quarantine phase have accumulated socio-economic difficulties, we will help the agricultural, forestry, livestock and fisheries workers. It was an unavoidable measure taken as a pan-governmental measures to stabilize people’s livelihoods.”
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the agriculture and fisheries industry welcomed the move.
Agriculture and Food Minister Kim Hyun-soo said, “As a result of the temporary easing of the solicitation ban on the Chuseok holiday, sales of agricultural and fishery gifts increased by 7% compared to the previous year, and gifts in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 won increased by 10%.” It will be helpful.” The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries decided to carry out various measures, including the’Send New Year’s Gifts Campaign’ so that the increase in the value of this New Year’s gift can lead to increased consumption of agricultural and fishery products.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food,’Let’s Go Farming in Korea, New Year’s Special Exhibition’ (January 15-February 10), which sells agri-food at 20-30% discount at 18,000 stores, including large marts, small and medium-sized marts, traditional markets, and local food direct stores. Proceed. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will hold the’Korea Fisheries Competition-New Year Special Exhibition’, which is participated by offline marts, lifestyle cooperatives, and online shopping malls across the country until the 20th of next month, and sells oysters and anchovies at a 20-30% discount.
Reporter Kim Hee-won
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