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From trade preferences to trade facilitation: Taking stock of the issues

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  • Persson, Maria

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The objective of the paper is to explore and give an overview of two central policy alternatives to improve the integration between the European Union and developing countries by removing barriers to trade: trade preferences and trade facilitation. After reviewing the relevant literatures and discussing the issues which constitute problems or opportunities for practitioners and researchers in both areas, the paper concludes that while at least some trade preferences actually have been less of a failure than their reputation suggests, trade facilitation is a far more promising policy option for the future. --

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2011-23.

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Keywords: Trade preferences; Trade Facilitation; European Union; Developing Countries;

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Cited by:
  1. Persson, Maria & Wilhelmsson, Fredrik, 2013. "EU Trade Preferences and Export Diversification," Working Paper Series 991, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  2. Mia Mikic, 2011. "Preferential market access issues," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  3. Persson, Maria, 2013. "Trade Preferences from a Policy Perspective," Working Papers 2013:3, Lund University, Department of Economics.

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