Sunday, July 20, 2008

EU tariffs a barrier to creating jobs

A worker pulls bunches of bananas during harvesting through Bananera El Esfuerzo farm in 28 Millas de Siquirres, Costa Rica July 17, 2008. One of the few farms in Costa Rica that exports exclusively to Europe, owner Eduardo Gomez says European Union import tariffs on Latin American bananas mean lower wages for his workers and a barrier to creating jobs and expanding trade. World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy said last week the EU should make annual cuts to its tariff of 176 euros ($280) per tonne of bananas, to reach 116 euros ($184) by 2015. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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