O “Trade Policy Review” sobre a UE elaborado pela OMC.
21. The E[uropean C[ommunity] is the world’s leading exporter and the second-largest importer of goods, and its economy has continued to support global growth by maintaining its market open. Nevertheless, trade barriers remain substantial in a few but important areas, notably agriculture. Reduction/elimination of export subsidies and tariffs on agricultural imports would benefit EC consumers, improve resource allocation, and significantly contribute to the promotion of the world economy.