EC Enlargement and US Agricultural Exports Report as inadecuate

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The impact of the EC enlargement on US agricultural exports to the EC is analyzed using a modeldifferentiating products by origin. Simulation of the enlargement, based on average 1983.85 trade flows, indicatesthat the integration of Spanish and Portuguese agriculture into the EC variable import levy regime results, ceterisparibus, in an 8-percent drop in maize imports by the new EC members. Soyabean exports to the EC increase by11 percent, benefiting from the combination of increased maiz.e tariffs and duty free entry of oilseeds into the EC.Changes in US maize and soyabean exports to the EC are comparable to total changes in trade flows. The abovedevelopments could generate further strains in US-EC agricultural trade relations by increasing the pressure withinthe EC to balance the CAP reform with the imposition of some form of protection against EC oilseed imports.Simulating the recent EC Conunission proposal for an oilseed tax indicates that its imposition would result in amoderate decrease of 3.8 percent in soyabean imports into the enlarged EC because of offsetting changes in maizeand soyabean exports into the EC.

Subject(s): Agribusiness

International Relations/Trade

Issue Date: 1987

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: Page range: 42-49

Total Pages: 8

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > 1989 Occasional Paper Series No. 5

Author: Haniotis, Tassos ; Ames, Glenn C.W.



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