Common Market Organization

Common market organisations (CMOs) are used for selected agricultural commodities under EU legislation in EU Member States. Special production and trade conditions are established for these commodities, which are also subject to a state intervention, subsidy and import/export licensing policy from the perspective of trade with third countries, as well as trading conditions. The CMO policy aims to minimise fluctuations both in the market supply of agricultural commodities and in prices paid to farmers, and to stabilise end consumer prices.