The USA calls for further EU reform
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CTA. 2003. The USA calls for further EU reform. Agritrade, June 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Speaking in Berlin US trade representative Robert Zoellick called on EU member...
Speaking in Berlin US trade representative Robert Zoellick called on EU member states to back further CAP reform arguing that 'if Europe doesn't cut, then I'm not so sure the United States will cut'. Comment: Through this statement Robert Zoellick is implicitly endorsing the EU's move over to de-coupled farm payments. This could well represent the basis for an EU-USA compromise on agricultural issues at the WTO. While Zoellick maintains that this will benefit the developing world, the new patterns of production and trade distortion that the new forms of EU support are generating could well give rise to more fundamental problems for ACP countries' agro-industrial development than the current system of more visible and transparent export-refund support.