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Fiji – Preferential access to the EU market at risk [Registered]

Fiji risks losing preferential access to the EU sugar market if it does not ratify the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA). Fiji rakes in around U$100 million annually from the existing deal. Last September, Fiji was placed in a list of 18 countries from the African Caribbean and Pacific trade bloc (ACP) likely to lose preferential market access for their sugar (under the current sugar protocol) if they did not ratify the iEPA by January 1, 2014. Denial of preferential access would mean Fiji’s sugar attracting an import duty of up to €339 from the current zero duty per tonne…

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