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The tariff-only import regime for bananas in the European Union: Is setting the tariff at right level an impossible mission?


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  • Hervé Guyomard

    (INRA-Unité d'économie - INRA)

  • Chantal Le Mouël

    (INRA-Unité d'économie - INRA)

  • Fabrice Levert

    (INRA-Unité d'économie - INRA)

  • J. Lambana


The European Union is bound by World Trade organisation agreements to move to a tariff-only import system for bananas no later than 1 january 2006. From that date, imports from non-ACP countries will be subject to a single tariff while ACP country bananas will continue to enter the EU market duty free. This regime will replace the highly contested tariff-rate quota policy in place since 1993. This paper shows that setting the tariff at a level that maintain tha status quo is an impossible mission given uncertainties on quota rates estimates and quota rent distribution

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Date of creation: 2005
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Publication status: Published - Presented, XIth EAAE Congress : The future of rural Europe in the global agri-food system, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 24-27, 2005, 2005
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00083696

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Keywords: Politique Agricole Commune - PAC - Pays ACP - Banane -;

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  1. Guyomard, Herve & Laroche, Catherine & Le Mouel, Chantal, 1999. "Impacts of the Common Market Organization for Bananas on European Union Markets, International Trade, and Welfare," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 619-631, September.
  2. Swinbank, Alan, 1996. "Capping the CAP? Implementation of the Uruguay round agreement by the European union," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(4-5), pages 393-407.
  3. David Vanzetti & Santiago Fernandez de Córdoba & Veronica Chau, 2005. "Banana Split: How Eu Policies Divide Global Producers," UNCTAD Blue Series Papers 31, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
  4. Guyomard, Herve & Laroche, Catherine & Mouel, Chantal Le, 1999. "An economic assessment of the Common Market Organization for bananas in the European Union," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 20(2), March.
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