Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


The 11th April 2001 Deal which Ended The Banana War

The banana dispute which effectively came to an end on 11th April 2001 with the Agreement between EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and US Trade Representative, Richard Zoellick, has certainly been one of the most protracted and complex trade disputes of recent times. At issue were the terms of access for a product from developing countries. This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines the background of the dispute, its resolution and the significance and implications of the settlement.


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