A winemakers not found it easy to go all the way that has led to the publication of the draft. The president of the Association of Winemakers of Catalonia, Josep Anton Llaquet, explains that the first members of the organization that did not have the relevant studies, the law requires a college degree, had to obtain authorization to demonstrate "experience or similar studies" . "Between the paperwork empowerment and has a lot of work and a high economic cost," explains Llaquet.
The draft decree, signed by the former Minister Montserrat Tura, defends the "public interest" of the school in the "economic and social importance of the wine sector in Catalonia" and "the growing number of experts" who are dedicated to winemaking, whose attributions affect food security and health. The text collected the aspirations of the sector. For example, it is mandatory in each hold a winemaker's presence and that "a significant portion" of the tasting committee designations of origin is formed by these professionals.
By law, the institutions created involving the compulsory profession. And that's where they start the reluctance of Competition, the organization that prepared the report, which is not binding, at the request of Justice. The Acco, under the Department of Economics and Knowledge, judges that, for starters, the "functions" of a winemaker can be developed by other professionals with university degrees, as chemists, biologists, pharmaceutical or agricultural engineers.
Also remember that any autonomous community has chosen to create these corporations. "In France, a country with a long winemaking tradition, the group of winemakers is organized around the Union of Winemakers of France," says the report of Acco.
Competition considers that the existence of a compulsory institution is a "barrier to entry" for other professionals and a "restriction of competition". Regarding entity considering the "public interest", the Acco argues that "there seems that is as appropriate "fix that barrier and, if the goal is to promote an economic sector, may resort to building activity, adding that health and food security are protected by other rules. The president of the Association of Winemakers is "agree" that other measures, but remember that the creation of the corporation "should not necessarily expensive the final product." Figure Llaquet defends school because, he says, a public corporation is the highest recognition in the industry to participate in decision-making. "If we can not build a school, we will take the path of a professional association," he says.
The association expects "political momentum" Justice for a final decision. The Government could give the green light to school if taking a decision before the adoption of the new Law on Business Services, with the central government abolished some colleges and liberalize other professions. Explain sources of competition is not the first time that blow down a school building. Last year the College advised the removal of Jewellers, Goldsmiths, Watchmakers and Gemologists, working as a corporation. The Acco has also rejected the creation of the college of dietitians and nutritionists, and occupational therapists.