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The European Union and trade in a global context

How does European trade policy affect African chicken farmers?

Ute Ackermann Boeros and Kate Smee

Trade in a global context (public domain).

The EU as a member of the WTO and a signatory to GATT is bound to adhere to international trade agreements such as anti-dumping regulations. At the same time, European chicken farmers export large amounts of frozen chicken meat to developing countries at prices that are lower than those of local chicken farmers. This activity analyses the wider impact of European consumers’ eating preferences, EU chicken producers and EU trade policies on the economy of developing countries and on the lives of the farmers affected.