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The tariff-only import regime for bananas in the European Union: Is setting the tariff at right level an impossible mission?

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  • Hervé Guyomard

    (INRA-Unité d'économie - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

  • Chantal Le Mouël

    (INRA-Unité d'économie - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

  • Fabrice Levert

    (INRA-Unité d'économie - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique)

  • J. Lambana

The European Union is bound by World Trade organisation agreements to move to a tariff-only import system for bananas no later than 1 january 2006. From that date, imports from non-ACP countries will be subject to a single tariff while ACP country bananas will continue to enter the EU market duty free. This regime will replace the highly contested tariff-rate quota policy in place since 1993. This paper shows that setting the tariff at a level that maintain tha status quo is an impossible mission given uncertainties on quota rates estimates and quota rent distribution

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Date of creation: 2005
Publication status: Published in XIth EAAE Congress : The future of rural Europe in the global agri-food system, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 24-27, 2005, 2005, 13p., 2005
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00083696
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  1. Guyomard, Herve & Laroche, Catherine & Le Mouel, Chantal, 1999. "Impacts of the Common Market Organization for Bananas on European Union Markets, International Trade, and Welfare," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 21(5), pages 619-631, September.
  2. Guyomard, Herve & Laroche Dupraz, Catherine & Mouel, Chantal Le, 1999. "An economic assessment of the Common Market Organization for bananas in the European Union," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 20(2), March.
  3. Swinbank, Alan, 1996. "Capping the CAP? Implementation of the Uruguay round agreement by the European union," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 21(4-5), pages 393-407.
  4. David Vanzetti & Santiago Fernandez de Córdoba & Veronica Chau, 2005. "Banana Split: How Eu Policies Divide Global Producers," UNCTAD Blue Series Papers 31, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
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