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Reform of the EC"s sugar policies and the ACP countries

Scott McDonald

Reform of the EC"s sugar policies and the ACP countries

by Scott McDonald

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Published by Sheffield University, School of Management in Sheffield .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Scott McDonald.
SeriesDiscussion paper series, economics / Sheffield University, School of Management -- no.95.37, Discussion paper series, economics (Sheffield University, School of Management) -- no.95.37.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20830171M

policy scenarios, namely expiry of EU sugar quotas in /16 and extension of the current sugar quota scheme. All other EU policy measures pertaining to the sugar sector, and to agriculture more generally, are assumed to be the same in both scenarios. The year of comparison is The CAPRI model was used for the simulations. Sugar is currently sold in EU countries at three times the international price, and the proposed reduction will affect the price at which Europe buys sugar from ACP countries.

It finds that the EU’s proposals for sugar reform fall far short of what will be required to bring EU sugar policies into compliance with WTO rules. Furthermore, from a development perspective, the proposals would also fail to end over-production and export dumping, and fail to increase imports from the poorest countries at remunerative prices.   Sugar cane remains a major contributor to the Mauritian economy. Over the last 30 years Mauritius has benefited from the EU Sugar Protocol with net sugar revenues estimated at €4 billion over this period. However, the success of the industry and its revenue contribution to socio-economic development is under threat due to EU sugar reform.

  BRUSSELS (ACP-IDN) - The ACP Sugar Group has welcomed the recent publication of the Study on Current and Forecast Market Developments for ACP Sugar Suppliers to the EU Market, which was undertaken by Cardno/LMC International and funded by the European Union.. The study sets out a comprehensive assessment of the risks for ACP/EBA sugar producers as a result of changes to the EU sugar .   EU sugar policy. In a major reform achieved simplification and greater market orientation of the EU's sugar policy, which is now part of the Single Common Market Organisation (CMO).Income support for sugar beet farmers has been integrated into the direct payment system. EU sugar policy today concerns three main areas: quota management, a reference price and a minimum .


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Reform of the EC"s sugar policies and the ACP countries by Scott McDonald Download PDF EPUB FB2

Reform of the EU's Sugar Policies and the ACP Countries Article in Development Policy Review 14(2) - May with 6 Reads How we measure 'reads'. ACP/LDC Sugar Groups are lobbying in favour of maintaining beet sugar quotas. In the absence of pressure for the reduction of tariffs under the Doha Round, full liberalisation doesFile Size: KB.

The EU’s sugar regime has been characterized by high guaranteed internal prices, quotas, tariffs, export subsidies and preferential access to EU markets for ACP sugar producers in Sugar Protocol Countries. change, but sugar producers of these countries would be equally exposed the lower reference prices from the EU market, a price that will still be about twice as high as prices on the world market.

The proposed reforms to sugar have upset ACP sugar producers, especially in countries such as Jamaica and Guyana that stand to be most affected. Reform of the EU Sugar Market.

After years of negotiations, the European Union finally reformed its sugar market in November Unilateral trade concessions, ongoing WTO negotiations and internal pressures were pushing the EU for a change. 10 Informal Meeting with Ministers of the sugar-producing ACP countries and LDC, Brussels.

11 EC-Caribbean Technical Workshop on adaptation following EU Sugar Reform, Port of Spain (Trinidad). 12 ACP Consultative Group on Sugar on accompanying measures for Sugar Protocol countries, Brussels.

Case Study: The Reform of the EU’s Sugar Regime By Alan Hudson. “Within the framework of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy, the EU will substantially reduce the level of trade distortion related to its support measures to the agricultural sector, and facilitate developing countries’ agricultural development.”1.

produced from sugar, are also affected by sugar policies and vice-versa. Sugar policies in the E.U. and U.S. face increasing internal pressures for reform as imports increase under international agreements and production increases due to high prices. The E.U.

has committed to allow the 48 least developed countries duty-free access. Reform of the Sugar Regime in the EU Policy Recommendations from a development perspective Table of contents 1. A pro-development reform 2. Addressing poverty reduction 3. European overproduction damages developing countries.

Preserving and enhancing the development impact of preferential market access 5. The reform of the European sugar regime from 1st October has fundamentally affected the value of the trade in sugar from ACP and LDC countries, a trade that remains the backbone of many sugar industries and national economies in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Brussels, 18 November / ACP: The ACP Sugar Group welcomed the recent publication of the “Study on Current and Forecast Market Developments for ACP Sugar Suppliers to the EU Market”, which was undertaken by Cardno/LMC International and funded by the European study sets out a comprehensive assessment of the risks for ACP/EBA sugar producers as a result of changes to the.

This article provides a general overview of the evolution of the European Union trade preferences with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries, giving due attention to the reform of the Sugar Protocol (SP) in light of the anticipated Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).

Indeed these proposals seriously jeopardize the EC market balance and the future of the sugar industries of the ACP/LDCs. Much has changed since the Reform of the EU sugar Regime was introduced and it is only 2 years since the final and largest cut in sugar prices occurred.

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that was created by the Georgetown Agreement in In Decemberthe ACP's Council of Ministers endorsed a revision of the Georgetown Agreement that will transform the current ACP Group of States into the Organisation of African, Caribbean Pacific States (OACPS).

Downloadable. This report analyses the impacts of the Commission's July proposal for sugar policy reforms on developing countries. The study uses three approaches that complement each other: model simulations, literature review and country case studies.

Model simulations indicate that the consequences of the EU policy reform on EU imports are rather modest: imports from LDCs.

the ACP sugar producing countries with a guaranteed market in the EU and a guaranteed price for specific quantities of sugar, just as the CSA had provided the Commonwealth sugar suppliers with a guaranteed market and a guaranteed price in the UK for their individual country quotas.

The EU sugar reform in review Two interesting papers on EU sugar policy recently crossed my desk. One is an account of the ‘new’ sugar regime after the reform by three legal academics from the University of Barcelona, in which they also examine whether the reformed regime is likely to be compatible with any agreement from the Doha.

the second major change to the CAP in the Fischler reform. Alongside this, the commitment made to import a fixed amount of sugar from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the Sugar Protocol stood as one of the longest and most valuable preferential trading.

sugar policies: an opportunity for change donald o. mitchell 9. dairy: assessing world markets and policy reforms: implications for developing countries tom cox and yong zhu rice: global trade, protectionist policies, and the impact of trade liberalization eric j.

wailes vFile Size: 2MB. Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, Global Economic Analysis, Global Trade AnalysisAuthor: Elisabetta Gotor, Marinos Tsigas. 17 ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Martin Doherty 18 Overview of the EU Policies on Key ACP Commodities CTA 19 Reform of EU Export Subsidies on Sugar: The Legal and Economic Implications for the ACP Countries Roman Grynberg, Chris Milner, Wyn Morgan and Evious Zgovu.UNEP’s Mandate To keep under review the state of the global Assessing the costs and benefits of climate change policies Mauritius: Country study report on integrated assessment of EU sugar regime reform as part of the EU-ACP Economic partnership Uganda: Country project report on the integrated assessment of the Potential File Size: 3MB.

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