The EU is critical of the Harbinson text
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CTA. 2003. The EU is critical of the Harbinson text. Agritrade, April 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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EU criticisms of the revised Harbinson text focussed on: a failure...
EU criticisms of the revised Harbinson text focussed on: a failure to differentiate between the trade-distorting nature of different types of support; the disproportionate benefits accruing to the strongest exporters and the limited benefits accruing to developing countries; the formula used for tariff reductions, with the EU favouring the Uruguay Round formula, with across-the-board reductions; the insufficient emphasis on full access for LDC exports to OECD markets; the extent of loopholes on export credits and bogus food aid; the failure to address non-trade concerns; the absence of a peace clause.