EU Member States in Agri-Food World Markets: Current Competitive Position and Perspectives

15-04-2014

This report assesses the competitive position of the European Union (EU) agri-food sector in the world market by examining the influence and scope of policies affecting competitiveness. Considering recent Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) changes, the method combines a value-chain approach with trade performance indicators, surveys of stakeholders, case studies and policy assessment. While the EU has recently evolved from being a net importer to a net exporter of agri-food products, the report explores the existing weaknesses in the EU’s competitive position in agri-food international markets, focusing on internal and external policy actions aimed at creating value.

This report assesses the competitive position of the European Union (EU) agri-food sector in the world market by examining the influence and scope of policies affecting competitiveness. Considering recent Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) changes, the method combines a value-chain approach with trade performance indicators, surveys of stakeholders, case studies and policy assessment. While the EU has recently evolved from being a net importer to a net exporter of agri-food products, the report explores the existing weaknesses in the EU’s competitive position in agri-food international markets, focusing on internal and external policy actions aimed at creating value.

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Michel Petit (CIHEAM-IAMM, Montpellier, France) ; Zuzana Krístková (Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic) ; Thomas Heckelei (Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Germany) ; Kyösti Ilmari Arovuori and Perttu Pyykkönen (Pellervo Economic Research PTT, Helsinki, Finland) ; Fabian Capitanio (Università degli Studi di Napoli - ‘Federico II’, Italy) ; José-María García Álvarez-Coque, Raúl Compés-López and Victor Martínez-Gómez (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)