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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 9 (Page no: 169)

Bananas and the WTO: testing the new dispute settlement process.

The issue of the World Trade Organization banana case is examined in detail. The examination includes the historical position of the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade on preferential systems for developing countries, the question of the allocation of quotas in a non-discriminatory trade regime and the obligations that countries adopted when they agreed to the General Agreement on Trade in Services. The question is addressed as how the banana conflict became a test case for full-panel appeal-sanctions sequence under the Dispute Settlement Understanding and what was clarified by the cases.

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: 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: 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
  • 20073073507