EU more reliant on imports if WTO deal done

July 2008
Farmers Weekly;7/18/2008, p65
Trade Publication
The article reports that British trade commissioner Peter Mandelson has been accused by European Union (EU) farm leaders of supporting a trade agreement that will make EU more dependent on food imports. Comments from Mandelson, contained in a formal declaration by EU farmer's body COPA, have been made before a meeting of world trade ministers in Geneva, Switzerland. That meeting is intended to finalise the modalities of the Doha Development Round, putting actual figures to future cuts in domestic farm support, import protection and export incentives.


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