Agro-Food Preferences in the EU's GSP Scheme: An Analysis of Changes Between 2004 and 2006

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Federica DeMaria

University of Calabria

Sophie Drogué

INRA-MOISA

Alan Matthews

Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics

Abstract

This article examines the extent to which the 2006 revisions to the EU's Generalised System of Preferences improved market-access opportunities for developing-country agro-food exports. It shows that they resulted in only a slight increase in the percentage preferential margin, but that there has been a significant increase in the value of preferential trade and of the preferential margin enjoyed by exporters. This was accompanied by changes in the ranking of beneficiaries. Countries such as China, Brazil, Argentina, India and South Africa maintained their significant shares of GSP agro-food exports, but other countries such as Thailand and Vietnam have now emerged as major GSP beneficiaries.

Suggested Citation

DeMaria, Federica and Drogué, Sophie and Matthews, Alan, Agro-Food Preferences in the EU's GSP Scheme: An Analysis of Changes Between 2004 and 2006. Development Policy Review, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 693-712, November 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1278230 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2008.00429.x

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