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Case Study: The Reform of the EU’s Sugar Regime

Working papers

The EU’s sugar regime has been characterized by high guaranteed internal prices, quotas, tariffs, export subsidies and preferential access to EU markets for ACP sugar producers in Sugar Protocol Countries. At great cost, it has led to the over-production of sugar in the EU, distorted world markets, and led some ACP countries to be reliant on the preferential market access which they have enjoyed since the entry into force of the Sugar Protocol in 1975.

Alan Hudson