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Record number 338336
Title Trade preferences for developing countries
Author(s) Achterbosch, T.J.; Tongeren, F.W. van; Bruin, S.
Source Den Haag : LEI (Rapport / LEI : Domein 6, Beleid ) - ISBN 9789052428277 - 53
Department(s) LEI INT BELEID - Internationale Handel & Markten
LEI Internationaal Beleid
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2003
Keyword(s) agrarische economie - internationale handel - handelspreferenties - landbouwbeleid - liberalisering van de handel - europese unie - ontwikkelingslanden - agricultural economics - international trade - trade preferences - agricultural policy - trade liberalization - european union - developing countries
Categories Agricultural Economics (General) / Development Economics
Abstract This report draws on a body of existing literature to assess the impact of trade preferences granted by the European Union on trade and welfare in developing countries. It is argued that the Everything But Arms amendment to the EU preference scheme will have limited effect on export potential and welfare in the least developed countries (LDCs). The EU would do well to simplify compliance with their rules of origin. When LDCs are granted deeper preferences under continued domestic agricultural policies in the EU, US, Canada and Japan, resources in LDCs will move towards the agricultural sector. The expected effect impact on LDCs of extending preferences to non-LDCs is quite small, while the negative effect of reductions of MFN tariffs under trade liberalisation is stronger.
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