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La politique sucrière européenne après les accords du Gatt


  • Patricia Combette
  • Éric Giraud-Héraud
  • Vincent Réquillart


[eng] The European Sugar Policy Following the GATT Agreements. An Analysis of Some Development Scenarios by Patricia Combette, Éric Giraud-Héraud and Vincent Réquillart . Much criticism has been made of the common organisation of the sugar market based on a quota system. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a study of possible reforms to the common organisation of the sugar market. The presentation of its COM characteristics highlights the role of taxes in production choices and in the transmission of global price variations on the internal sugar market. The article studies the effect on producer surpluses of a reduction in the European quota, the creation of a single quota and the effect of adapting to the constraints imposed by the GATT. A reduction in the overall quota to comply with these constraints brings about an increase in producer surpluses. [fre] La politique sucrière européenne après les accords du Gatt. Une analyse de quelques scénarios d'évolution par Patricia Combette, Éric Giraud-Héraud et Vincent Réquillart . L'organisation commune de marché du sucre basée sur un système de quotas est l'objet de nombreuses critiques. L'objectif de ce papier est de présenter les résultats de travaux portant sur des réformes possibles de l'OCM sucre. La présentation de ses caractéristiques de l'OCM permet de mettre en évidence le rôle des taxes dans les choix de production et dans la transmission des variations du prix mondial sur le marché intérieur du sucre. On étudie l'effet sur le surplus des producteurs d'une réduction du quota européen, de la création d'un quota unique et l'effet de l'adaptation aux contraintes imposées par l'accord du Gatt. La réduction du quota global pour satisfaire ces contraintes entraîne un accroissement du surplus des producteurs.

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  • Patricia Combette & Éric Giraud-Héraud & Vincent Réquillart, 1997. "La politique sucrière européenne après les accords du Gatt," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 127(1), pages 1-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1997_num_127_1_5833
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1997.5833

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    1. Bureau, Jean-Christophe, et al, 1997. "Quota Mobility in the European Sugar Regime," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 24(1), pages 1-30.
    2. Cooper, Joseph C & Giraud-Heraud, Eric & Requillart, Vincent, 1995. "Economic Impacts of Isoglucose Deregulation on the European Sweetener Market," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 22(4), pages 425-445.
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    1. Demont, Matty & Tollens, Eric, 2002. "Impact Of Agricultural Biotechnology In The European Union'S Sugar Industry," Working Papers 31854, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centre for Agricultural and Food Economics.

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