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Firms, markets and trade costs: access of French exporters to European agri-food markets

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  • Emmanuelle Chevassus-Lozza
  • Karine Latouche

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From the French exporters' point of view, the purpose of this article is to understand the extent by which the European (EU) market remains fragmented. Based on Chaney's model (Chaney, 2008) it is shown here that to enter the market, the firm's productivity must be higher than the productivity threshold. Using accounting and trade firm data for the year 2004, the value of the threshold at entry to each EU country is explained and then the value exported to each market. The results of this study reveal that the heterogeneity of EU markets is due to geographic conditions, as also the remaining trade costs at entry to these markets. , Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 39 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 257-288

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Handle: RePEc:oup:erevae:v:39:y:2012:i:2:p:257-288

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  1. Xiong, Bo & Beghin, John & Marette, St├ęphan, 2013. "Gains to French champagne makers from tariff liberalization," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150003, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Gaigne, Carl & Latouche, Karine & Turolla, Stephane, 2012. "Vertical Ownership and Trade: Firm-level evidence from France," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 125020, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. Curzi, Daniele & Olper, Alessandro, 2012. "Export behavior of Italian food firms: Does product quality matter?," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 493-503.
  4. Latouche, Karine & Rouviere, Elodie, 2012. "Brokers vs. Retailers: Evidence from the French Imports Industry of Fresh Produce," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 123331, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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