What is excess?

How are we handling excesses now and how does this process work? We have explained it through an animation:

Royal FloraHolland - Excess policy | Explanimation | Animatie video

What will change?

On Wednesday 15 January 2020, a tightening of the Rose excess policy was presented during the FPC Rose meeting. The policy was received positively, which is why we will be implementing it effective immediately. The new policy consists of the following points:

  • The current excess policy is the foundation. This policy was put in place to prevent very strong fluctuations or uncontrolled dumping on the clock. What's new is that in addition to historic supply information, a supply forecast will be requested and taken into account for the assessment of a possible excess.
  • The length of the sanction after an excess occurs (the amount of time for which the supplier's offer is auctioned at a less favourable time) is variable and will be determined per excess per day by the auctioneer.
  • The sanction space (the space in the auction schedule in which the supplier's offer will be auctioned) is the "removed" auction group (last auction group of the clock in question).

If you are not a regular supplier, you can use forecasts to indicate how much you will be supplying per week. This way, suppliers and auctioneers can coordinate properly and the supply pattern is clear to both parties. Also, the risk of an excess will be prevented or reduced. In the end, the auctioneer determines whether the supply is excessive compared to market demand and whether action should be taken.


If you have any questions, please contact your auctioneer. Our auctioneers work to match supply and demand every day and can give you advice in the case of any deviations in your supply.

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