Why is there a temporary leniency period?
Floriday has completed the development phase for 100% Digital in the third quarter. All
essential functions to process direct flows through Floriday are available on the platform and in the API link. This means that at present growers and buyers are already able to use these for their direct transactions. Most software suppliers are also engaged in rolling out the Floriday link to their growers and buyers. We are currently seeing that various software suppliers haven't had the API connection for very long and need more time to complete the rollout with their customers. We want to avoid the situation where companies, in spite of their efforts, are no longer able to make use of settlement through our marketplace after 1 January. With just one month to go, not all growers and buyers have a working link between their software and Floriday. Growers and buyers who are still waiting for this can for this reason make use of a leniency period until 31 March 2021. After this date, rates for the use of the Connect EAB will be increased.