Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Agricultural Trade In The Mediterranean Area: Actual Framework And Mid-Term Prospects

Contents:

Author Info

  • Roberta Sisto

    ()

  • Emilio De Meo
  • Gianluca Nardone

Abstract

The Barcelona Declaration's objective of establishing a free trade area in the Mediterranean region by the year 2010 is felt as a menace by the Southern European with respect to the feasible openings to increasing imports' flows from non E.U. Mediterranean countries (MEDs). To see how much are these fears reasonable, we try to analyse agro-food trade flows between the E.U. and the MEDs and to make some mid-term conjectures on their evolution with a special focus on Mediterranean productions. In particular, we argue that European farmers are likely to face a scenario characterised by the lowering of the trade barriers and the change of the nature of the comparative advantage in agriculture. In such a perspective, it is likely that a greater amount of MEDs "sensitive products" could be profitably exported into the E.U. markets with negative consequences on European producers. On the other side, these effects could be partly compensated by the growing demand for quality that comes up from the rapid changes in consumers' preference and retail's structure: in the new market scenarios in developed countries, the limited quality of the productions imported from MEDs can be interpreted as an element that impedes the access to European markets. These considerations should lead European producers to consider the liberalization process as an opportunity to costantly increase the productivity and to improve the quality of their productions.

Download Info

To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Matematiche e Statistiche, Universita' di Foggia in its series Quaderni DSEMS with number rs_trd_2004.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: Jan 2004
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in Medit 2/2004
Handle: RePEc:ufg:qdsems:rs_trd_2004

Note: pdf file is available on request
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Largo Papa Giovanni Paolo II, 1 -71100- Foggia (I)
Phone: +390881753722
Fax: +390881775616
Web page: http://www.dsems.unifg.it
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: EuroMed Agreements; agricultural trade; European farmers'competitiveness.;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ufg:qdsems:rs_trd_2004. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Luca Grilli).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.