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Agri-food exports and the enlarged european union

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  • Alessandro Antimiani
  • Anna Carbone
  • Valeria Costantini
  • Roberto Henke

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This paper explores agri-food export dynamics in New Member States (NMS) and Old Member States (OMS) of the European Union during the enlargement process. A quality-oriented survey is conducted by developing an original analytical framework which combines information from trade similarity analysis with elements from the sophistication literature. Country and sector specific features seem to emerge, revealing a more complex picture than that produced by aggregated trade analysis. While for some NMS agri-food exports, patterns converge towards OMS with regard to size, competitiveness and quality improvement process, for other NMS, a low-quality trap seems to prevail

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  • Alessandro Antimiani & Anna Carbone & Valeria Costantini & Roberto Henke, 2011. "Agri-food exports and the enlarged european union," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0134, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
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    1. Carraresi, Laura & Banterle, Alessandro, 2015. "Agri-food Competitive Performance in EU Countries: A Fifteen-Year Retrospective," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 18(2).
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    3. Laura CARRARESI & Alessandro BANTERLE, 2013. "The agri-food competitive performance in the EU countries: a fifteen years retrospective," Departmental Working Papers 2013-14, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.
    4. Svatos, Miroslav & Smutka, Lubos & Smutka, B.A.M. & Mousbah, S.A.A., 2013. "Development of Visegrad Countries’ Agricultural Trade in Relation to Agricultural Production Development," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 5(1), March.

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    Keywords

    Agri-food sector; export dynamics; EU enlargement; quality upgrading;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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