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EU appeals WTO sugar ruling

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EU appeals WTO sugar ruling

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The EU is appealing against a World Trade Organisation ruling that the bloc violated limits for the export of sugar produced with subsidies.

At the same time, however, Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler said the bloc would undertake to radically reform its sugar regime. The EU is the world’s second biggest exporter of raw sugar, guaranteeing its producers prices often three times the world rate.