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Generalized System of Preferences in a Least Developed Country – the case of the ‘Everything But Arms’ scheme as a potential means for export-led growth in Ethiopia

Gebre Tensaye, Isabelle LU (2017) EKHM51 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This paper uses an explorative case study approach to study the potential of export-led growth in the Ethiopian economy by focusing on the agribusiness sector of the economy. The paper draws on a GVC framework to analyse Ethiopian agribusiness exports and the use of the preferential trade agreement, Everything but Arms, as a potential enabler for further export growth. The aim of the paper is to study if the arrangement have increased exports in the economy and critically discuss if export-led growth in the agricultural sector of Ethiopia is made possible by the agreement. The paper finds that export-led growth, to the world and the European market, has been prevalent. Primarily, in agricultural commodities and a notable increase... (More)
This paper uses an explorative case study approach to study the potential of export-led growth in the Ethiopian economy by focusing on the agribusiness sector of the economy. The paper draws on a GVC framework to analyse Ethiopian agribusiness exports and the use of the preferential trade agreement, Everything but Arms, as a potential enabler for further export growth. The aim of the paper is to study if the arrangement have increased exports in the economy and critically discuss if export-led growth in the agricultural sector of Ethiopia is made possible by the agreement. The paper finds that export-led growth, to the world and the European market, has been prevalent. Primarily, in agricultural commodities and a notable increase manufactured goods as well, leading to further global value chain integration by Ethiopian firms and farmers respectively. Nevertheless, links to EBA as a possible enabler for exports to the European market is found to be weak. (Less)
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author
Gebre Tensaye, Isabelle LU
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course
EKHM51 20141
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Preferential Trade Agreement, Ethiopia, European Union, Global Value Chains, economic growth, agribusiness, exports
language
English
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8904598
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2017-03-16 13:48:49
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  abstract     = {This paper uses an explorative case study approach to study the potential of export-led growth in the Ethiopian economy by focusing on the agribusiness sector of the economy. The paper draws on a GVC framework to analyse Ethiopian agribusiness exports and the use of the preferential trade agreement, Everything but Arms, as a potential enabler for further export growth. The aim of the paper is to study if the arrangement have increased exports in the economy and critically discuss if export-led growth in the agricultural sector of Ethiopia is made possible by the agreement. The paper finds that export-led growth, to the world and the European market, has been prevalent. Primarily, in agricultural commodities and a notable increase manufactured goods as well, leading to further global value chain integration by Ethiopian firms and farmers respectively. Nevertheless, links to EBA as a possible enabler for exports to the European market is found to be weak.},
  author       = {Gebre Tensaye, Isabelle},
  keyword      = {Preferential Trade Agreement,Ethiopia,European Union,Global Value Chains,economic growth,agribusiness,exports},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Generalized System of Preferences in a Least Developed Country – the case of the ‘Everything But Arms’ scheme as a potential means for export-led growth in Ethiopia},
  year         = {2017},
}