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Abolition of the EU sugar quotas: what's at stake?

Stephan Nolte UGent, Jeroen Buysse UGent and Guido Van Huylenbroeck UGent (2012) INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL. 114(1359). p.146-155
abstract
The European Commission has recently suggested abolishing sugar quotas in 2015. In that case, competition inside the EU will intensify, but protection against import from the world market will continue to exist. In first instance, current out-of-quota production will be redirected to the food market. In second instance, efficient producers might increase their production. Both will put internal prices under pressure and drive less competitive EU producers as well as preferential importers out of the market. Despite an increase of internal production, the total revenue of the EU sugar industry will most likely fall. The size of these effects is not clear a priori. Depending on the world market price the EU could stay an importer or become an exporter again. EU consumers, the food industry and the retail sector will be beneficiaries of the process. Beet growers, sugar factories, preferential importers, refiners and users of out-of-quota sugar will lose out.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
ACP, EU, LDC, sugar quotas
journal title
INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL
Int. Sugar J.
volume
114
issue
1359
pages
146 - 155
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000301684600032
JCR category
AGRONOMY
JCR impact factor
0.242 (2012)
JCR rank
70/78 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
0020-8841
project
Biotechnology for a sustainable economy (Bio-Economy)
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2084999
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2084999
date created
2012-04-12 13:11:03
date last changed
2014-05-26 10:02:17
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  abstract     = {The European Commission has recently suggested abolishing sugar quotas in 2015. In that case, competition inside the EU will intensify, but protection against import from the world market will continue to exist. In first instance, current out-of-quota production will be redirected to the food market. In second instance, efficient producers might increase their production. Both will put internal prices under pressure and drive less competitive EU producers as well as preferential importers out of the market. Despite an increase of internal production, the total revenue of the EU sugar industry will most likely fall. The size of these effects is not clear a priori. Depending on the world market price the EU could stay an importer or become an exporter again. EU consumers, the food industry and the retail sector will be beneficiaries of the process. Beet growers, sugar factories, preferential importers, refiners and users of out-of-quota sugar will lose out.},
  author       = {Nolte, Stephan and Buysse, Jeroen and Van Huylenbroeck, Guido},
  issn         = {0020-8841},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {ACP,EU,LDC,sugar quotas},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1359},
  pages        = {146--155},
  title        = {Abolition of the EU sugar quotas: what's at stake?},
  volume       = {114},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Nolte, Stephan, Jeroen Buysse, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. 2012. “Abolition of the EU Sugar Quotas: What’s at Stake?” International Sugar Journal 114 (1359): 146–155.
APA
Nolte, S., Buysse, J., & Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2012). Abolition of the EU sugar quotas: what’s at stake? INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL, 114(1359), 146–155.
Vancouver
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Nolte S, Buysse J, Van Huylenbroeck G. Abolition of the EU sugar quotas: what’s at stake? INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL. 2012;114(1359):146–55.
MLA
Nolte, Stephan, Jeroen Buysse, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. “Abolition of the EU Sugar Quotas: What’s at Stake?” INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL 114.1359 (2012): 146–155. Print.