Banana Wars: The Anatomy of a Trade Dispute

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Timothy Edward Josling, T. Geoffrey Taylor
CABI, Mar 12, 2003 - Political Science - 224 pages
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In 2001, the EU and US announced the end of a trade dispute over the sale of bananas into the EU market. The allocation of import liscences had been found to violate World Trade Organization rules and to discriminate against suppliers from Latin America.This book examines the issues surrounding the dispute, in particular: the dependence of small Carribean economies on European Banana Markets; the role of the private sector in influencing public policy; the relation between the banana trade and the political tensions of the EU Common Agricultural Policy; the domestic political influence of banana companies in the US and the role of the WTO and its settlement of trade disputes.
 

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Contents

European Interests in the Banana Market 1
18
The European Common Banana Policy
45
Evolution of the Banana Multinationals
67
Banana Trade in Latin America
97
The Caribbean and the Banana Trade
123
US Interests in the Banana Trade Controversy
151
Testing the New Dispute Settlement
169
Conclusion
195
Index
205
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