Friday, September 16, 2011

Sugar quotas to go

The EU is to end sugar quotas and guaranteed minimum prices in 2016. This represents a one year extension after the scheduled end to quotas to give producers more time to adjust: Sugar

It is hoped that the change will boost output and reduce prices by as much as 8.2 per cent. It will also align the EU more closely with world markets, boosting exports and reducing imports.

It has a taken a long time to reform the sugar regime, but this is another step towards a more market oriented system.

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