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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 3 (Page no: 17)

European interests in the banana market.

This chapter provides a discussion of the role of private firms in the world market for bananas, tracing this role from the 19th Century development of the US market for bananas from Latin America by American firms, to the introduction of this commodity by European firms in the British Caribbean as an alternative to sugar.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Banana wars: the anatomy of a trade dispute. Introduction. Author(s): Josling, T. Taylor, T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Overview of the world banana market. Author(s): Paggi, M. Spreen, T.
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, Agriculture & Fisheries Directorate, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2 rue AndrĂ© Pascal, 75775 Paris, Cedex 16, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2003
  • ISBN
  • 9780851996370
  • Record Number
  • 20073073501