European Banana Producers Against Association Agreement with CA

The Association of European Banana Producers has proposed extending the community production model until 2020 in order to face competition from Central America.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:

European banana producers seek to strengthen position in light of Latin American exports

The Association of European Banana Producers (APEB) has advocated maintaining Community production , its acres and producer income until 2020, and notes that "they will take the necessary measures to counter the agreements of the European Union (EU) and Latin American countries that ignore the state of food security and the environment. "

The APEB was established in the Canary Islands on November 21, 1989 and represents community productions of Martinique / Guadeloupe (France), Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain), all producing regions which together have 19,956 hectares , 11,930 producers and a production of approximately 700,000 tons.

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