Finnish report highlights how ACP will lose out from EU sugar reform
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CTA. 2003. Finnish report highlights how ACP will lose out from EU sugar reform. Agritrade, December 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A research report by Finnish Researchers highlights how 'reform...
A research report by Finnish Researchers highlights how 'reform of the EU sugar regime will affect not only EU member states and candidates, but also countries that are associated with the EU through the preferential, regional and multilateral trade agreement', most notably ACP and LDC sugar exporters, who would be major losers. Larger agricultural exporters such Brazil, Thailand, Australia and even South Africa would be the only countries to benefit from full liberalisation of the EU sugar regime. The report suggests that in ACP countries 'the rural population will incur the bulk of the burden of structural change', which will work against the EU's commitment to the UN's Millennium Development Goals of reducing poverty and hunger. Comment: The report highlight the hard reality which will confront ACP sugar-exporting countries under any formula for sugar reform which is currently being actively considered by the Commission.