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Assessing the Implications of EU Enlargement for CEEC Agri-food Trade Specialisation


  • Drabik, Dusan
  • Bartova, Lubica


The goal of the paper is to analyse agri-food trade specialisation in seven Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) with their trade groupings over the period 2000-2005, prior to and after their accession to the EU. For these CEECs, we found high agri-food trade specialisation in a relatively small number of commodities. The most competitive commodities in trade with all trade groupings other than the EU-15 were marked by a fairly high level of processing. Over the analysed period the CEE countries did not maintain positions of the most competitive commodities, but at the same time they improved positions of a number of previously uncompetitive commodities. The competitiveness of CEEC agrifood trade commodities declined over the period analysed.

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  • Drabik, Dusan & Bartova, Lubica, 2007. "Assessing the Implications of EU Enlargement for CEEC Agri-food Trade Specialisation," 104th Seminar, September 5-8, 2007, Budapest, Hungary 7783, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaa104:7783

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    1. Andrea Zaghini, 2005. "Evolution of trade patterns in the new EU member states," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 13(4), pages 629-658, October.
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