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Ecuador industry says EU deal is matter of "life or death" 03.06.2011
Roberto Aspiazu, Chair of the Ecuador Business Council, calls for trade deal to safeguard Ecuador banana industry. Signing an Association Agreement with the European Union "is a matter of life and death" for the Ecuadorian banana industry. This was the message from the Chair of the Ecuador Business Council, Roberto Aspiazu, in a television interview. By 2020, bananas from Central America, Colombia and Peru will all attract an EU import tariff of nearly 40 euros per tonne less than bananas from Ecuador, unless a trade deal is struck with Brussels. Given that it was Ecuador who led...
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