Release of compulsory stocks

Compulsory stocks are deployed in the event of a severe nationwide supply shortage. In this situation, the economy can no longer meet market demand on its own. To ease the situation, a compulsory stock release can be carried out. This is done as follows:

The National Economic Supply analyses the supply situation and comes to the conclusion that a compulsory stock release is necessary. It submits an application for release to the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), which authorises the release by means of an ordinance. The FONES then adapts the compulsory stockpiling contracts. A release is revoked at the request of the FONES after the situation on the market has normalised.

The FONES can release up to 20% of the quantities of compulsory stocks at its own discretion.

Last modification 06.12.2023

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