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Commodity Exchanges

Volume 264: debated on Wednesday 18 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance has been given by (a) his Department and (b) EU aid to establish or develop commodity exchanges for cocoa, coffee or sugar in developing countries; and if he will list the date, location and value of any aid projects of this type approved by his Department or the EU in the past five years. [34301]

[pursuant to his answer, 13 July 1995, c. 688–89]: We have been unable to obtain a list of EU-funded projects which directly support either commodity exchanges for cocoa, coffee or sugar or these particular markets in developing countries.

Two EU-funded project have supported commodity marketing and development in developing countries:

Cote d'Ivoire: Grant 12 mecu: construction of wholesale market at Bouake (agricultural products)
All African, Caribbean and Pacific states, overseas countries and territories: Grant 7.75 mecu: grant to assist marketing and sales and promotion of their products