Oxfam report urges reform of EU's sugar trade rules to foster development in poor countries

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22 November 2004

Europe’s sweet tooth rots developing country hopes: Failure to reform EU sugar regime would be betrayal of world’s poor

Author: Oxfam GB

Europe has turned its back on some of the world’s poorest countries by proposing inadequate reforms to its unfair and harmful sugar regime...“Europe is putting the interests of big business and rich land owners ahead of the needs of poor people in developing countries who could gain from growing and trading sugar,” said Phil Bloomer, Head of Oxfam International’s Make Trade Fair Campaign.

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1 November 2004

[PDF] full report: "A Sweeter Future? The potential for EU sugar reform to contribute to poverty reduction in southern Africa"

Author: Oxfam GB

Some countries in southern Africa, among the poorest in the world, have long-term potential to build sugar industries that contribute to poverty reduction. Their ability to fulfil this potential depends critically on the outcome of EU sugar reforms...Existing EU reform proposals will neither improve meaningful market access for the poorest countries nor end the scandal of export dumping. [refers to Zambia Sugar, Sena Holdings, Illovo, Kaleya Smallholder, Consolidated Farming, Tongaat-Hulett]

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Author: Oxfam GB

África del sur, en la que se encuentran algunos de los países más pobres del mundo, tiene un enorme potencial para desarrollar industrias azucareras que le permitan combatir la pobreza a largo plazo. Su capacidad para desarrollar este potencial depende del resultado de la reforma del régimen del azúcar de la UE...Las propuestas que se están barajando para la reforma del sector no mejorarán de forma significativa el acceso de estos países al mercado de la UE ni pondrán fin al inaceptable dumping en las exportaciones que practica Europa. [se refiere a Sena Holdings, Kaleya Smallholder, Illovo, Consolidated Farming, Tongaat-Hulett]

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