EXPO/B/DEVE/FWC/2009-01/Lot5/05 /June/ 2010PE 433.660 EN
DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR EXTERNAL POLICIES OF THE UNIONDIRECTORATE BPOLICY
A SNAPSHOT OF THE BANANA TRADE:WHO GETS WHAT?
With the “Agreement of Geneva” the dispute about the banana imports over 15 yearsseems to come to an end. The liberalisation caused by this agreement will have asubstantial impact on the international banana market. In order to estimate the possibleeffects and measures to be implemented in the future it is necessary to know the currentsituation of the banana trade, the factors determining trade policies, the mainstakeholders and nodes in the value chain for bananas as well as their impact on labourconditions and livelihoods in exporting countries.