Q: If a Producer Organization (PO) has X employees, will the costs related to the remuneration of these X employees be eligible? (Salary / Occupational Accident Insurance / Social Security Rate)
A: The PO can allocate personnel expenses, including those mentioned above, in the preparation and execution of the PPC. However, you must indicate a percentage (%) adjusted to the time that was actually spent by the employees and performed tasks within the scope of the respective PPC.
Q: What documentation / proof will be required by DGRM / AG to justify the assignment of these workers to the PPC for each year?
A: The PO must prove the employees' bond. For the purpose of justifying the respective PO, a statement or table referring to the% of allocation of costs incurred with personnel is sent. In terms of personnel costs, the corresponding proof of expenditure must be presented in due course by the PO in connection with the request for payment of support.
Q: The consumables (reams of paper, ink cartridges, toners), as well as the maintenance or purchase of a printer or photocopier, which are used throughout the year due to the PPC in which way can they be charged?
A: With regard to consumables, the PO must likewise allocate to PPPs, a% of the global expenditure on these goods. For this purpose, you must prove with the expense document the acquisition of said consumables and, in the document itself, indicate the respective imputation rate. Regarding the purchase of a printer or photocopier, they may be eligible, provided their need to demonstrate the tasks under the PCC is demonstrated.
Q: Regarding the purchase of consumable goods, is it better to present several invoices or purchase a reasonable quantity at the beginning of the year (in a single invoice) and allocate to the PPC right away?
A: We leave it to the OP's discretion as long as the expense is attributable to the preparation and execution of the PPC for year x and is duly proven.
Q: Are travel expenses for meetings to deal with issues related to the implementation of measures or actions provided for in the PPC, eligible?
A: They are eligible as long as they are included in the PPC and duly proven in the respective Activity Report (AR), as well as the entity (ies) involved and the object of the meeting are identified. The supporting document must be a map on OP letterhead, dated and signed. This map must contain the employee's identification, the number of Km, the unit cost of the km (according to the tables adopted for State employees), the total amount and the identification of the meeting or event to which it refers, must attach the document of the event or summons to the meeting. When requesting payment, the PO must register the statement of expenditure at full cost as proof of expenditure.
Q: As part of the “improvement of the economic profitability” of the members of a PO, the respective strategy involves the purchase of fish in Lota, from the vessels that are members of the PO, destined for a processing establishment (for example, canning factory…). Is the purchase of these species at auction supported?
A: No. Expenses that aim at the identified objective may be eligible, but not the cost of purchasing the fish, as it will later be marketed.
Q: Are production and packaging costs also eligible?
Q: Can the measures foreseen in the PPC that relate to investments in other support schemes under the PO Mar 2020 support, regulated by specific ordinances, be supported under the regulation of the PPC support regime?
A: Support for investments for which a specific PO Mar 2020 regime is available must be submitted under the regime to which they relate, although they must be referenced in the PPC.
Q: An investment that aims to meet a certain objective in a given year, within the framework of a PPC, can be made in another year, (depending on financial availability), since the application is multi-annual?
A: The PO can achieve objectives through multiannual execution measures (to be indicated in the PPC), however, it must prove the execution of the annual installment in the respective Activity Report. Measures of an annual nature or the annual installment of a measure must be carried out in the year to which they relate and be confirmed (with expense documents, if applicable) in the respective Activity Report. Expenditure documents are also indispensable for co-financing the amounts presented in the respective applications.
Q: In the expenses already incurred and paid, should budgets be included or in these cases, just present the invoices?
A: With invoices, budgets are not necessary, and a copy of the invoices can be integrated into the application.