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Author Faber, Gerrit.

Title European Union Trade Politics and Development : 'Everything but Arms' Unravelled
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Series Routledge Studies in Development Economics
Routledge studies in development economics.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; List of tables; Notes on the contributors; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1 The least developed countries, international trade and the European Union: what about 'Everything but Arms'?; 2 The development of EBA; 3 EBA, EU trade policy and the ACP: a tale of two North-South divides; 4 Bureaucratic competition in EU trade policy: EBA as a case of competing two-level games?; 5 The political dynamics behind US and EU trade initiatives towards the least developed countries
6 Exports by least developed countries in sub-Saharan Africa: the role of preferential systems, geography and institutions7 The effectiveness of EU and US unilateral trade preferences for LDCs: rules of origin in the clothing sector; 8 Symbolic and effective? An LDC perspective on duty-free and quota-free market access; 9 The role of EBA in the political economy of CAP reform; 10 EBA and the EU sugar market reform: development gift or Trojan horse?; 11 ACP-EU negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements and EBA: a dual relationship; 12 'Everything but Arms' or all about nothing?; Index
Summary The 'Everything But Arms' (EBA) regulation of the European Union (EU) has been hailed as a groundbreaking initiative for developing countries. Since 2001 EBA grants almost completely liberalized access to the European market for products from the least-developed countries (LDCs). It quickly became the most symbolic European trade initiative towards the Third World since the first Lomé Convention in the 1970s. Given its central position in EU discourse and its continuing relevance for the European and international trade agenda, this book attempts to present a thorough analysis of EBA. 'European
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Form Electronic book
Author Orbie, Jan.
ISBN 0203934040
9780203934043