EC proposals for tariff reduction are submitted to the WTO
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CTA. 2002. EC proposals for tariff reduction are submitted to the WTO. Agritrade, December 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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An 'ambitious programme of tariff reductions' was...
An 'ambitious programme of tariff reductions' was tabled by the EC at the WTO on November 9th 2002. According to the Commission the offer will eliminate tariff peaks and high tariffs and significantly reduce tariff escalation, in areas which account for over 70% of developing country exports. Comment: The EU offer only covers non-agricultural products, and therefore does not directly impinge on ACP-EU agricultural trade relations. What is more, the EU's definition of 'developing countries' includes such countries as Malta and Slovenia, giving the trade profile of the group a somewhat different profile from that of the ACP group, whose exports are much highly concentrated in agricultural and mineral exports.