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Report on milk quotas

Commission Working Document - SEC(2002) 789 final

When the "Agenda 2000" measures for the milk sector were adopted in May 1999, the Council also made the decision to "conduct a mid-term review in 2003, on the basis of a Commission report, with the aim of allowing the present quota arrangements to run out after 2006". In view of this timetable, it was therefore not regarded appropriate, at this stage, to include any consideration of the milk quota regime in the CEEC's in the current exercise.

This report aims to provide a basis for that mid-term review of the milk sector. It begins with a brief summary of the current situation of the EC milk market and the instruments, which form the common market organisation for milk. The milk quota regime is evaluated and difficulties that have arisen with time are discussed. The prospects for the EC milk sector, under the arrangements adopted under Agenda 2000, are then appraised.

The report moves on to explore the possibilities for the future of the EC milk market under four different scenarios. The first option takes a look at how the market would develop under a simple extension of the Agenda 2000 status quo. The next two options, namely a two-tier quota system or a continuation and deepening of the approach taken under Agenda 2000, examine how the market might react to a further easing up of the current quota arrangements, without passing to their complete removal. Finally, the market prospects under a scenario free from quotas are presented and assessed.

10/07/2002

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Study on the impact of future options for the milk quota system and the common market organisation for milk and milk products

A report to the European Commission by the consortium INRA-University of Wageningen

This report gives an overview of the impact analysis carried out, at the request of the European Commission, by a consortium of experts from the "Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique" (INRA, France) and the University of Wageningen (Netherlands), in view of the preparation of the Commission's Report on Milk Quotas (SEC(2002)789 final).

The aim of this study was to perform ex-ante quantitative assessment of alternative dairy policies for the EU, over the period 2000 to 2014, with the help of modelling tools. The report analyses the impact of four different sets of scenarios for the future of the EU milk quota regime on milk and dairy products markets and EU milk producers. The consequences for the EU budget, EU consumers and the processing sector are also evaluated.

Final draft completed in June 2002.


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Study on the impact of future options for the milk quota system and the common market organisation for milk and milk products - report to the European Commission by the consortium INRA-University of Wageningen
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