THE CONFECTIONARY industry has not escaped the onset of globalisation. Indeed, the trade in confectionary and sweet bakery food products has become increasingly international in the past 20 years and there is no sign of this trend reversing.

As a result, confectionary production managers will do well to cast a weather eye over developments at the World Trade Organisation agricultural round, at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Launched after the collapse of the last major WTO summit at Seattle, in 1999, the agricultural ...

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