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The International banana trade. Between evolution and revolution

Loeillet D.. 2005. Fruitrop (English ed.) (129) : p. 2-19.

Analysis of the world banana trade (14 million tonnes) reveals the influence exerted by the European Union on the major world balances. This economic zone has developed a common market organisation of banana (CMOB) since 1993; it is based on a quota system that has succeeded in maintaining a precarious balance between origins with different levels of competitiveness and smoothly setting up the single banana market. However, opposition to the system-whether from within or outside the EU has led to the condemning of the CMOB by the WTO on many occasions. It has been reformed and rendered more fragile several times. On 1 January 2006, the CMOB should become a tariff-only system for third countries, except for ACP states that will have a duty-free quota, and thus complete the almost total deregulation of the European market. (Résumé d'auteur)
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