The Commission reiterates its proposals for the way forward on cotton
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CTA. 2004. The Commission reiterates its proposals for the way forward on cotton. Agritrade, January 2004. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The EC communication on the reviving of the Doha Development Round put forward...
The EC communication on the reviving of the Doha Development Round put forward specific proposals on cotton. The Commission is proposing an initiative consisting of three key elements: an explicit commitment to grant duty-free and quota-free access for cotton exports from least developed countries; substantial reductions in the most trade-distorting forms of domestic support and elimination of export subsidies within a stated time frame. The Commission also proposes that ‘flanking support measures should be pursued in parallel by the EU and other partners including the relevant international organisations, with a view to supporting modernisation and restructuring in the least developed cotton-producing countries. The Commission hopes to use the approach being developed in the cotton sector as a basis for a wider approach to commodity issues.