CARIBBEAN: Sugar producers fight to retain preferential EU sugar quotas
Sugar producers in a number of Caribbean countries have pledged to overturn a motion by Australia and Brazil that challenges preferential sugar quotas they benefit from with the European Union. Australia and Brazil are requesting dispute consultations, the first step in the formal World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute process, which would allow them to question the EU over its sugar subsidy programme. Caribbean sugar producers and their representatives fear that the challenge could disrupt the entire sugar regime, under which Fiji and other countries currently benefit from preferential prices and quotas to the EU.
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