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Banana wars: the anatomy of a trade dispute.

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In April 2001, the EU and the USA announced the end of a trade dispute over the sale of bananas into the EU market. The EU's allocation of import licences had been found to violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and to discriminate against suppliers from Latin America. This book examines the issues surrounding the dispute, in particular: the dependence of small Caribbean economies on Europea...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Banana wars: the anatomy of a trade dispute. Introduction.

A brief introduction to the trade dispute over the sale of bananas into the European Union (EU) market which arose from the complex licensing system developed by the EU to regulate banana imports in the 'Single Market' in 1993 and ended in April 2001 is provided. Five aspects related to the banana dispute are briefly discussed: the threat to the production of bananas in the Caribbean; private companies which market bananas from the Caribbean and Latin America into Europe and the USA; EU policy; the domestic political influence of banana marketing firms in the USA; and the World Trade Organization and its Dispute Settlement Undertaking.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Overview of the world banana market. Author(s): Paggi, M. Spreen, T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) European interests in the banana market. Author(s): Tangermann, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 45) The European common banana policy. Author(s): Tangermann, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Evolution of the banana multinationals. Author(s): Taylor, T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 97) Banana trade in Latin America. Author(s): Brenes, E. R. Madrigal, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 123) The Caribbean and the banana trade. Author(s): Anderson, R. Taylor, T. Josling, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 151) US interests in the banana trade controversy. Author(s): Stovall, J. G. Hathaway, D. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 169) Bananas and the WTO: testing the new dispute settlement process. Author(s): Josling, T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 195) Conclusion. Author(s): Josling, T. Taylor, T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Food Research Institute, Institute for International Studies, Room E113, Encina Hall East, Mail Code 6055, Stanford, CA 94305-6055, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996370
  • Record Number
  • 20073073499