The EU by girlbanks


									The EU's banana tariff provides some degree of protection from competition to two groups of producers. One is foreign suppliers mainly in Africa and the Caribbean, which are usually former colonies of EU states. They have tariff free access for about three quarters of a million tonnes of their bananas. The other group is producers inside the EU, in Spain, Greece, Portugal and French territories in the Caribbean. The single tariff on bananas from elsewhere - mainly Latin America - was introduced in January to replace a more complex system of tariffs and quotas which the WTO decided was incompatible with its rules. The EU was told to introduce a system that at least preserved the previous market access for other suppliers. Ecuador has apparently decided that it does not do that and is reported to have made a complaint to the WTO. Several other Latin American countries were involved in early stages of this long running quarrel. So was the United States, because many plantations in South and Central America are run by US companies such as Chiquita. The EU has long been internally divided over the issue. Some countries, such as Germany would prefer an almost unrestricted market so that their consumers could get the best bananas at the lowest prices. Andrew Walker, BBC
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tariff thuê đôi vơi hang nhâp khâu ́ ́ ́ ̀ ̣ ̉ suppliers các nhà cung cấp former colonies of vùng lãnh thổ trước đây là thuộc địa của introduced đươc đưa vao ap dung, có hiệu lực ̣ ̀ ́ ̣ incompatible không thí ch hơp, phù hợp với, không thê cung hoat đông, hay tôn tai ̣ ̉ ̀ ̣ ̣ ̀ ̣ a complaint khiêu nai, than phiên, phàn nàn ́ ̣ ̀ involved in có liên quan long running quarrel cuôc tranh cai tư bây lâu nay ̣ ̃ ̀ ́ plantations các đồn điền, nông trương ̀ unrestricted không han chê ̣ ́

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