Sugar imports into the EU have also been significantly liberalised, in line with the EU’s development and trade objectives. For example, unrestricted duty-free imports were introduced from 2009 for Least Developed Countries (LDC) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, duty free imports were offered to Balkan countries, and an increasing number of free trade agreements are being agreed and introduced, mostly at zero duty7. Low duty (€98 per tonne) ‘CXL’ imports were also agreed for several countries including Brazil, Cuba, India and Australia. As a result of these changes, EU sugar imports have increased by 60% from about 2.2 million tonnes annually pre-2006 to 3.5 million tonnes annually by 2015/168. Of this, 2.7 million tonnes annually is now available duty free.