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The Eu’S Neighbourhood Trade Arrangements


  • Ludmila BORTA

    (PhD Student at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iasi, Romania)


The elusive outcome of the Doha Round has increased the importance of the preferential trade agreements worldwide. Currently, the EU`s trade policy is driven by preferential negotiations. European bilateralism is important and extremely challenging. This union aims to conclude a significant number of deep and comprehensive free trade agreements, particularly by eliminating tariffs, and also by facilitating the trade of services, investments, procurement and regulatory matters. The EU has granted unilateral preferences to developing countries through tariff free access to the EU market, thereby helping them to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development. Based on the primary motives of Europe’s preferential trade agreements, we have analysed the trade agreements negotiated with geographically close neighbours to which the EU is prepared to offer commercial accession or some slightly less ambitious type of relationship.

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  • Ludmila BORTA, 2015. "The Eu’S Neighbourhood Trade Arrangements," CES Working Papers, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 7(4), pages 840-850, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:jes:wpaper:y:2015:v:7:i:4:p:840-850

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    Cited by:

    1. Constantin-Marius APOSTOAIE, 2016. "Assessing National Environmental Performance In The Eastern Partnership Countries," EURINT, Centre for European Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, vol. 3, pages 149-168.

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    FTA; exports; imports; neighbourhood trade areas; SITC section;
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    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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