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The price stabilization effects of the EU entry price scheme for fruit and vegetables

  • Antonio Cioffi
  • Fabio Gaetano Santeramo
  • Cosimo Damiano Vitale

The paper assesses the stabilization effects of the EU import regime for fresh fruit and vegetables based on the entry price system. The analysis is carried out on the EU prices of tomatoes and lemons and those of imports from some of the main competing countries on the EU domestic markets: Morocco, Argentina and Turkey. It is based on the estimation of a threshold vector autoregressive econometric model that is shown capable of taking the workings of the import regime into account. The model shows that prices behave differently when import prices are above/below the trigger entry price. This paper allowed to highlight the cases for which the isolation effect of EPS seems reached and the resulting stabilization effects.

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Article provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its journal Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 42 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (05)
Pages: 405-418

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