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2002
Volume 5
Issue 2
Topic:
Economics
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Rytko A. 2002. ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOODSTUFF TRADE IN THE CEFTA (CENTRAL EUROPEAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT) COUNTRIES, EJPAU 5(2), #02.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume5/issue2/economics/abs-02.html

ANALYSIS OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOODSTUFF TRADE IN THE CEFTA (CENTRAL EUROPEAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT) COUNTRIES

Anna Rytko

 

ABSTRACT



The paper presents dynamics of the CEFTA countriesĺ trade in foodstuffs as well as an analysis of the trade liberalisation. From statistical data analysis we can see a positive impact of this agreement on trade turnover, but the removal of customs duties on agricultural and foodstuff goods not create the same trading conditions for the member countries. Actually it caused an unsettling of the market equilibrium in particular markets and a rise or fall in the competitiveness of some products.

Key words: Central European Free Trade Agreement, agri-food trade, geographical structure, European integration, liberalisation, competitiveness.