TITLE

EU more reliant on imports if WTO deal done

PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;7/18/2008, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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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33426716

 

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