Assessing the Implications of EU Enlargement for CEEC Agri-food Trade Specialisation
AbstractThe goal of the paper is to analyse agri-food trade specialisation in seven Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) with their trade groupings over the period 2000-2005, prior to and after their accession to the EU. For these CEECs, we found high agri-food trade specialisation in a relatively small number of commodities. The most competitive commodities in trade with all trade groupings other than the EU-15 were marked by a fairly high level of processing. Over the analysed period the CEE countries did not maintain positions of the most competitive commodities, but at the same time they improved positions of a number of previously uncompetitive commodities. The competitiveness of CEEC agrifood trade commodities declined over the period analysed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 104th Seminar, September 5-8, 2007, Budapest, Hungary with number 7783.
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agri-food trade; specialisation; Lafay index; Markov matrices; new EU Member States; International Relations/Trade;
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- Andrea Zaghini, 2005.
"Evolution of trade patterns in the new EU member states,"
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568, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
- Andrea Zaghini, 2005. "Evolution of trade patterns in the new EU member states," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 13(4), pages 629-658, October.
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