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The Challenge to Cane Sugar in the 1980's

Report of a Seminar held at the Commonwealth Institute, London, 26–29 April 1983

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The Sugar Protocol of the Lome Convention

It is important for me to begin with the historical origins of the Sugar Protocol. It is the child of Protocol 22 of the United Kingdom's Treaty of Accession to the EEC. As a condition of Britain's entry, the Community agreed to take to heart - the famous ‘aura a coeur’ statement - the interests of those developing countries which had special links with the EEC and whose economies depended on agriculture, particularly sugar.

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