Summary: The Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) commissioned the present study to assess the influence of the 2006 reform of the EU sugar regime on price transmission in the sugar sector. The investigations to be carried out had to focus on the different types of transmission of price changes, studying the reasons for any uneven or asymmetric price transmission between sugar producers and final consumers, and taking into account the intermediate stages of the production and marketing chain and any available information on competition and concentration in the sugar sector.The study was centred around three key questions. 1. “To what extent has a change in the institutional price of sugar as a result of the reform resulted in a change of the retail price of sugar? The answer to this question will also present the evidence found, if any, that the sugar market after the reform has been efficient1” 2. “To what extent has the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) influenced the degree of competition and concentration in the sugar industry after the 2006 reform? And has this had an effect on consumer prices?” 3. “In the cereal sector, where the CAP reforms have reduced the distance between domestic and international prices, liberalization reforms (WTO–Uruguay-Round) seem to have positively influenced price transmission. Did the same effect occur in the sugar sector? The answer to this question will have to clearly distinguish the effects resulting from the CAP reform and the trade liberalisation following the WTO-Uruguay-Round”
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