Sugar-sector reform may lead to a sharp fall in price
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CTA. 2003. Sugar-sector reform may lead to a sharp fall in price. Agritrade, December 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Speaking at the first European Parliamentary Symposium...
Speaking at the first European Parliamentary Symposium Commissioner Fischler picked up again on the issue of sugar-sector reform. He emphasised that 'reform of the sugar regime must bridge the gap between domestic and world prices, and support will have to be decoupled from production'. It will also need to offer 'a fair deal and secure future' for all EU-25 farmers. Comment: If this is the basis of the Commission's approach to sugar-sector reform it rules out the maintenance of the 'status quo' option, the 'full liberalisation' option and the 'fixed quota' option. This leaves only the 'fall in price' option as the basis for EU sugar-sector reform.