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The overall objective of the project is to collect and analyze new data on non-tariff measures (NTMs), particularly on governmental standards and regulations that prescribe the conditions for importing agri-food products into the EU market and into the markets of the main competing players. Furthermore, impacts from EU and trade partner NTMs on least developing country (LDC) exports are examined.
The project will deliver the following results:
An analytical framework for defining measures, methods, products and countries.
A data base on NTMs in EU, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Russia and New Zealand.
Comparative analyses on the impact of NTMs on agri-food trade of the EU vs. competitors.
Policy recommendations from case studies for quantifying NTMs on fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy trade clusters with the EU and competing trade partners.
Policy recommendations from case studies on the impacts of EU and trade partner private and public standards in LDCs.
Timely dissemination of project results to key stakeholders (< 28 months)
This will be achieved:
A. By optimizing complementarities with the EC's Market Access Data base and ongoing NTM research on the TRAINS data base at UNCTAD.
B. By organizing the research work in research, database, management and dissemination work packages
C. By developing research methodologies that are innovative and robust, optimizing the direct usefulness of the end results for the end users.
D. By proposing a partner consortium that together reunites the relevant needs, for:
Scientific excellence and international project experience
Appropriate geographic coverage to collect the required data in all countries
Linkages and complementarities with ongoing international NTM analyses (EC, UNCTAD, OECD, ..)
Policy contacts, dialogue and influence
Efficient and effective project management
E. With a budget of 317.5 person months, 2,362 M€ EC requested, for 19 partners, over 30 months
CIRAD Institutional Information
UniBonn Institutional Information
The Institute of Development Studies Institutional Information
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) Institutional Information
Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, K.U. Leuven (LICOS) Institutional Information
Universidad de Sao Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Quieroz (USP) Institutional Information
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agricola (INTA) Institutional Information
Virginia Tech University (VT) Institutional Information
Laval Univeristy (ULaval) Institutional Information
Department of Economics, University of Otago Institutional Information
Research and Information System for Developing Countries Institutional Information
International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council Institutional Information
The Institute for Agricultural Market Studies Institutional Information
Slovak University of Agriculture Institutional Information
Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy Institutional Informationn
University of Sydney Institutional Informationn
Prof. Tsunehiro Otsuki, Osaka, Japan Personal Information
Prof. Fukunari KIMURA, Tokyo, Japan Personal Information