The EESC's response to the CAP reform agreement
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CTA. 2003. The EESC's response to the CAP reform agreement. Agritrade, August 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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In its observations on the outcome of the mid-term review of the CAP the...
In its observations on the outcome of the mid-term review of the CAP the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) expressed its approval of the facts that ultra peripheral areas of the EU will not be affected by decoupling, and that fruit and vegetables would be excluded from the products which decoupled farmers could grow. This it was felt would avoid competition with traditional fruit and vegetable growers. The EESC did however express concern about a 'risk of re-nationalisation of the CAP'. Comment: The risk of re-nationalisation of the CAP which the EESC highlighted, potentially has implications for the ACP. Such a development would be likely to distort competition within the EU (the basis of concern of the EESC) and on international markets, a matter which can only be a source of concern to ACP countries.