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CAP Monitor

CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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CAP Monitor is the unique guide to the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and is available to all European Agriculture Policy channel subscribers.

CAP Monitor provides in-depth analysis and explanation of the various elements of the CAP by breaking it down into sections. It also includes relevant information and figures and interactive dashboards on member state implementation choices, among other features.

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EU Market Support - Rice

EU market support for paddy rice is based on a reference price of €150 per tonne (Article 7b of Regulation 1308/2013). The same regulation also sets criteria for standard quality paddy rice (Annex III). The marketing year for rice runs from September 1 to 31 August.

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EU reference prices

The current EU reference prices (‘thresholds’) and other prices/rates for agricultural products/sectors are displayed in the table below.

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EU Enlargement

The EU underwent six enlargements between 1973 and 2013, (see table below) and is committed to expanding yet further.

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EU regional and bilateral trade agreements

As well as multilateral agreements under the WTO and with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and other developing countries, the EU also has specific preferential trade agreements with other countries and regions and is in the process of negotiating deals with others.

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Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and other developing countries

The original Treaty of Rome ensured close EU relations with the colonies and overseas territories of the original six member states. Between 1960 and 1975, the association was based on Conventions signed (mainly with former French colonies) at Yaoundé, involving mutual trade preferences, free movement of capital and European Development Fund aid

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The Doha Round and ongoing WTO negotiations

A clause in the 1994 WTO ‘Uruguay Round’ Agreement on Agriculture (Article 20) mandated members to enter into new negotiations from 2000 onwards, to pursue further “substantial reductions in support and protection”. Talks on further agricultural reforms began in early 2000 – but very limited progress has been made since then.

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