Orange shortage

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Orange shortage

The price of freshly squeezed orange juice could rise by 20 per cent unless the Brussels Commission changes its rules on imports, Lord Plumb, leader of the Tory MEPs, warned. The Late Valencia orange is the only fruit which meets British standards for freshly squeezed juice, but it is unavailable in Europe between December and April. Off-season imports from Cuba, Jamaica and South Africa have been hit by new high tariffs under the GATT world trade deal.

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