Sunday, December 25, 2016

Controversial Poultry Exports to Africa: Sustainable Trade Policy as a Task for the G20

More bones to pick with the EU?

Controversial Poultry Exports to Africa: Sustainable Trade Policy as a Task for the G20
    In the course of signing Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African regions, an old topic became fashionable again: If the partner countries in Africa partially open up their markets, imported products such as chicken cuts, particularly those artificially cheapened due to European agricultural subsidies, could threaten local production in Africa. Critics say this could trigger food crises, rob these countries of their future prospects and ultimately add to the causes of flight. On closer inspection, however, it seems that weak African domestic production has a number of causes – solving the problem would require a whole bundle of policies.

SWP Comments 2016/C57, December 2016, 4 Pages