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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:16 AM

Banana war ends after 20 years

An international trade dispute over bananas dating back two decades has finally been settled.

The European Union and 10 Latin American countries signed an agreement to formally end eight separate World Trade Organization (WTO) cases.

The head of the WTO, Pascal Lamy, called it a truly historic moment.

The formal agreement followed the EU agreeing in December 2009 to gradually reduce the tariffs on Latin American bananas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20263308

Which don't actually change the fact that our UK supermarkets have for some years only sold Fair Trade bananas. As such general direct supply from Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole is unlikely to change : only their unionised plantations qualify as Free Trade.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:18 AM

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