First discussion of sugar-sector reform
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CTA. 2003. First discussion of sugar-sector reform. Agritrade, December 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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In presenting the options for sugar-sector reform to the EU...
In presenting the options for sugar-sector reform to the EU agricultural ministers at the November Council meeting Commissioner Fischler argued that in the light of the wider process of CAP reform the current sugar regime was 'hardly sustainable'. He explained that in the light of the EU's existing commitments 'preferential imports will rise and export possibilities will be limited' and hence 'a reduction of EU exports and import tariffs is unavoidable'. Commissioner Fischler argued that a swift decision was need, since the current regime expires in 2006. The Council instructed the special committee on agriculture to examine in detail the options for sugar-sector reform. Comment: The debate on sugar-sector reform is likely to be extensive with no real movement being likely until the end of 2004 or the beginning of 2005.