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The operation of the common organisation of the market in bananas

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council

The factual report provides an overview of the functioning of the banana regime as of 1999. It gives basic information, figures and graphs on the structure and implementation of the CMO in bananas (producers' organisations, compensatory aid, structural measures and trade with third countries), on the special framework of assistance for traditional ACP banana suppliers and on the market trends in the EU. An in-depth evaluation on the implementation of the CMO as of 1993 is currently under way and is to be competed in the second quarter of 2005. Simultaneously, the Commission has engaged in negotiations under Article XXVIII of the GATT in order to introduce a "tariff only" regime for banana imports as of 1 January 2006. On the basis of the results of the evaluation, the Commission will deepen the debate with its institutional, economic and social partners on possible improvements of the CMO.

(February 2005)

 

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"Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the operation of the common organisation of the market in bananas" - COM(2005) 50 final [pdf]
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