The impact of higher standards on competitiveness is assessed
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CTA. 2002. The impact of higher standards on competitiveness is assessed. Agritrade, December 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The European Commission has issued a report analysing the...
The European Commission has issued a report analysing the potential competitive disadvantages to EU producers of higher animal-welfare standards, and concludes that competitive distortions are most likely to arise in intensive pig and poultry production. The report looks at ways of addressing these competitive disadvantages. Comment: The options reviewed in this report are likely to provide a preview of measures that the EU will introduce in future in order to ensure that EU firms do not face a competitive disadvantage as a result of the introduction of new and higher EU standards. This could well include the extension of such standards to imports from third countries. ACP suppliers in the affected sectors will need to monitor the developments carefully, while ACP governments may well need to be seek consultations on proposed new measures well before they reach the statute books.