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COMMON MARKET ORGANISATION (CMO) FOR SUGAR

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Definition:
The common organisation of the sugar market (CMO) in the European Union was established in 1968 to ensure a fair income to community sugar producers and self-supply of the Community market.

In 2006 a major reform achieved simplification and greater market orientation of the EU's sugar policy, which is now part of the Single Common Market Organisation (CMO). Income support for sugar beet farmers has been integrated into the direct payment system.

EU sugar policy today concerns three main areas: quota management, a reference price and a minimum guaranteed price to growers, and trade measures.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, OECD Agricultural Outlook: 2004-2013, OECD, Paris, Glossary
European Commission, Agriculture and Rural development, website [latest update: 2012] + ec.europa.eu.

Cross References:
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Hyperlink:
http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/sugar/index_en.htm

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Monday, July 11, 2005

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013