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Preference Utilisation and Tariff Reduction in EU Imports from ACP Countries


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  • Miriam Manchin

    (Faculty of Economics, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)


Despite the long relationship between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)countries aimed at encouraging their exports while stimulating growth and investment, the ACPstates still face difficulties in integrating into the world economy. This paper examines the non-leastdeveloped ACP countries preferential trade with the EU. The objective is to explain thedeterminants of preferential exports of ACP countries towards the EU and to assess the impact ofpreferences on trade volumes. We also investigate the existence of a threshold in the offered dutyreduction under which traders have no incentives to ask for preferences.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 04-132/2.

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Date of creation: 30 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20040132

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Keywords: Trade preferences; African; Caribbean and Pacific countries; EU;

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