Why does the EU impose a tariff of 42 cents per kilogram of imported sugar?

EU leaders do not realise that such a policy hurts consumers more than it benefits domestic producers or the EU budget.
24% (9 votes)
EU leaders do not have better ways to raise the money they need for the EU budget.
3% (1 vote)
Being fewer in number, EU farmers are better organised than consumers to protect their vested interests.
8% (3 votes)
EU leaders in the Council trade votes for protection of their respective national industries.
66% (25 votes)
Total votes: 38
Learning objectives: 
Being able to find data about tariff rates.
Understanding the effects of a tariff on domestic producers, consumers and government revenue.
Introduction to welfare economics and the concept of a deadweight loss.
Understanding the shortcomings of welfare economics and its inability to explain real political behaviour.
Introduction to the logic of collective action.
Understanding the concept of logrolling.
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