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    CONSULTATIVE TALKS ON COCOA BEGAN IN GENEVA TODAY BETWEEN 14 DIFFERENT NATIONS. AS SOON AS?

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    CONFERENCE BUILDING; DELEGATES INSIDE; MEXICAN DELEGATES; SWISS DELEGATION; SOVIET DELEGATES; GENERAL SCENES DELEGATES.




    Initials GS/VS/BOB/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CONSULTATIVE TALKS ON COCOA BEGAN IN GENEVA TODAY BETWEEN 14 DIFFERENT NATIONS. AS SOON AS THE TALKS OPENED, PRODUCER AND CONSUMER COUNTRIES SPLIT UP FOR SEPARATE NEGOTIATIONS AMONG THEMSELVES.

    THE VISITING DELEGATIONS HELD ONLY A BRIEF JOINT SESSION UNDER THE CONFERENCE PRESIDENT, MR. OSMAN ALI OF PAKISTAN. DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS IT IS HOPED THAT ENOUGH PROGRESS WILL BE MADE TO CALL ANOTHER FULL-SCALE CONFERENCE TO NEGOTIATE A NEW WORLD ACCORD ON COCOA.

    A PREVIOUS BID TO NEGOTIATE A NEW PACT FAILED AT THE END OF LAST YEAR. THE MAIN STUMBLING BLOCKS CONCERN SUPPORT MECHANISM TO PREVENT THE PRICE OF COCOA FALLING BELOW HE AGREED MINIMUM OF 20 UNITED STATES CENTS A POUND, THE ISSUE OF PREFERENCES, AND SOME TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF HOW BUFFER STOCKS SHOULD BE FINANCED.

    AT THE LAST CONFERENCE BRAZIL CALLED FOR THE ABOLITION OF PREFERENTIAL TARIFFS GRANTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET TO SOME AFRICAN PRODUCERS IN FAVOUR OF A GENERALISED SYSTEM OF TARIFF REDUCTIONS. SOURCES CLOSE TO THE BRAZILIAN DELEGATION SAY THAT ITEM IS AGAIN ON THE AGENDA.

    THE MAIN PRODUCERS REPRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE ARE GHANA, NIGERIA, BRAZIL, CAMEROUN, ECUADOR, MEXICO AND THE IVORY COAST. THE IMPORTERS TAKING PART ARE THE UNITED STATES, WEST GERMANY, BRITAIN, HOLLAND, THE SOVIET UNION, SWITZERLAND AND FRANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3OMQUHJY9QR4TOIBQOT8K1GSO
    Media URN:
    VLVA3OMQUHJY9QR4TOIBQOT8K1GSO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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