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ACP appalled by EU decision to abolish sugar quotas

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2013 | 7:25 AM

African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries say they are appalled by the decision reached by the European Union (EU) institutions earlier this week to abolish sugar quotas in 2017.



An ACP statement says, once again, their concerns and expectations have not been taken into account in spite of their numerous submissions over the past years.



Earlier this week, the ACP sugar-producing states warned EU Council of market instability and the acute risk to their developing economies if the proposal to abolish EU sugar quotas in 2015, rather than 2020 was adopted.



Jamaica is a member of the ACP group.



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