USA: Chiquita comments on U.S.-EU banana trade agreement
Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) commented on the agreement announced yesterday between the U.S. Government and the European Commission regarding their long-standing dispute over the European Union's banana import regime. Chiquita stated that this agreement is expected to result in a partial recovery in future periods of the EU market opportunities previously available to Chiquita and Latin American producing nations. However, the Company still intends to proceed with the proposed restructuring of its parent company debt announced earlier this year. This restructuring initiative is necessitated by the cumulative effect on Chiquita of the EU's discriminatory banana import regimes over the past eight years, as well as the accelerated weakening of European currencies in recent years. The agreement announced today will provide no compensation to Chiquita for past damages attributable to previous EU regimes.
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 16 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Nestle India grows with global, digital innovation
- Lamb Weston goes it alone: six things to learn
- How Nestle tackles Indian challenges - interview
- Analysis: Tyson's shrewd investment in Beyond Meat
- Thailand: convenience to continue to thrive
- Mars launches Maltesers in the US
- Campbell backs US nutrition start-up Habit
- Bel takes majority stake in MOM Group
- Mondelez focuses on margins as sales slip
- Nestle's Buitoni to remove GMOs