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The European sugar regime new legislation and wto rules

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  • Ma Elisa Casanova Domenech
  • Patricia Garcia-Duran Huet
  • Montserrat Millet Soler

    (Universitat de Barcelona)

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The WTO rules have had a direct influence upon the 2006 reform of the European Common Market Sugar Organisation. The pre-2006 sugar CMO was not in a position to successfully face neither the recent Resolution of the World Trade Organisations Dispute Settlement Body and the liberalisation demands made in the Doha Round context. Through a comparative analysis of the European sugar regime, before and after the reform, this paper argues that the 2006 changes are the minimum improvements necessary to face present international challenges.

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  • Ma Elisa Casanova Domenech & Patricia Garcia-Duran Huet & Montserrat Millet Soler, 2009. "The European sugar regime new legislation and wto rules," Working Papers in Economics 227, Universitat de Barcelona. Espai de Recerca en Economia.
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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law

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