Trade Creation and Diversion in the Enlarged EU Market: Evidence for Agricultural Trade in Slovakia
AbstractIn the paper the authors analyze the changes in agricultural trade patterns in Slovakia influenced by the gradual trade liberalization that occurred prior to European Union enlargement in 2004. The results show a significant trade-diversion effect of the enlargement on Slovak agricultural trade. A one-percentage-point reduction in the agricultural tariff rate of Slovakia increases agricultural imports from EU15 and Central and East European countries (CEEC) by around 3 percent. Given that the average reduction in tariff rates was 10.4 percent, the authors can conclude that approximately 31.4 percent of the increase in agricultural imports from the EU15 and CEEC was due to elimination of tariffs as Slovakia (and the other CEECs) joined the EU.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences in its journal Finance a uver - Czech Journal of Economics and Finance.
Volume (Year): 57 (2007)
Issue (Month): 9-10 (October)
agricultural trade; EU enlargement; Slovakia; trade liberalization;
Other versions of this item:
- Dusan Drabik & Jan Pokrivcak & Pavel Ciaian, 2007. "Trade Creation and Diversion in the Enlarged EU Market: Evidence for Agricultural Trade in Slovakia," EERI Research Paper Series EERI_RP_2007_03, Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels.
- C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
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