The EU is to help developing countries to meet its stricter standards
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CTA. 2003. The EU is to help developing countries to meet its stricter standards. Agritrade, March 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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On February 5th 2003 the EU adopted proposals for stricter controls on food and...
On February 5th 2003 the EU adopted proposals for stricter controls on food and feed products. These stricter controls also apply to third-country suppliers. Against this background the European Commission has announced programmes of assistance with training to make it easier for developing countries to implement EU requirements for food and feed controls. Alongside the press release the Commission released a question-and-answer memorandum on the new food-and-feed regulations, including a section on the impact of the new measures on third countries. Comment: Once again EU assistance focuses on the issue of ensuring compliance and pays little attention to the economic costs of the new measures for small-scale suppliers such as those in many ACP countries.