Complaints from the European Parliament about the European Commission's decision to cut or eliminate export subsidies on processed foods have been bought off by a pledge that changes will be temporary. The parliament has abandoned its planned amendments to the legislation. It is now expected that the Commission's plan to cut the total subsidy bill for so-called Non Annex I' products ­ foods containing combinations of basic CAP supported commodities ­ will be approved by EU ministers. The overall effect will be to cut subsidies by an average 20% to 30% to hold total spending under the 600 million euros WTO limit. {{PROVISIONS }}