What happens when developing countries lose access to unilateral trade preferences?

Trade preferences for developing countries granted by developed countries has contributed to increased exports from developing countries and the impact is expected to be of particular importance for agriculture and food trade due to various barriers to trade in these sectors.

However, trade preferences (for all items or for specific items) could be withdrawn from developing countries doing well, which may have negative impact on the preference receiving country. Currently, little is known about the actual impact on countries losing access to trade preferences; hence the overall objective of the project is to analyze the impact of losing access to trade preferences.

The project is in collaboration with Maria Persson, Department of Economics at Lund University (project leader) and is expected to be finished in 2023.

Responsible: Fredrik Wilhelmsson 


Fredrik Wilhelmsson

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