oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Legal and policy conflicts in the European Economic Community's sugar regime

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Sugar trade in the European Economic Community has given rise to an abundance of literature pertaining mainly to the economic and political nature of the market. The overall conclusion of most commentators is that the operation of the sugar regulations in the community and on the world market has not been a resounding success. This is no doubt due to many and varied factors. In this paper the structure and operation of the sugar policy are reviewed with the aim of exploring the role of inbuilt policy conflicts and contradictions to the unpopularity of the regime. It is contended that when the long-awaited review of the sugar regulations takes place there should be an effort to isolate and reduce possible areas of conflict if any new rules are to have any measure of success.

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