The law seeks, among other things, to prevent the importation of agricultural products during the season in which they are being harvested in the country.
"It was discovered that the imports were occurring in a disorderly and indiscriminate way," said a report on the bill, which stated that potato and onion producers were most seriously affected.
The report was signed by Agricultural Commission members Juan Serrano, Felipe Vargas, Carlos Motta, Alfredo Pérez, Juan Poveda and Noriel Salerno. It was not signed by members Roberto Ayala (PRD) and Absalón Herrera (CD).
One of the articles of the proposal generated friction between agricultural producers and the Chamber of Commerce. That provision focuses on importing controls.