USDA briefing on world apple market
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CTA. 2003. USDA briefing on world apple market. Agritrade, April 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A USDA briefing in March 2003 on the state of the world apple market highlights...
A USDA briefing in March 2003 on the state of the world apple market highlights emerging opportunities on the EU market arising from lower EU production in major countries as a result of adverse weather conditions. EU apple imports are consequently anticipated to increase, with South Africa and Chile expected to gain most of the benefits of this increased EU demand. The report indicates that South Africa is facing fierce competition on global markets from producers who receive high levels of subsidy. However some relief is expected with the signing of the Russia-South Africa free-trade area agreement before the end of the year. This will eliminate the 10% import tariff currently applied on South African apples, pears and kiwi fruits. The report also reviews the changing role of major trading countries in the world apple trade.