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Assessment of the impacts of non-tariff measures - NTM on the competitiveness of the EU and selected trade partners

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 227202

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2011

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 084 672

  • EU contribution

    € 2 372 534

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

Objective

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 NTBs on least developing country (LDC) exports are examined. The project will deliver the following results: 1. An analytical framework for defining measures, methods, products and countries. 2. A data base on NTMs in EU, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Russia and New Zealand. 3. Comparative analyses on the impact of NTMs on agri-food trade of the EU. 4. Policy recommendations from case studies for quantifying NTMs on fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy trade clusters with the EU. 5. Policy recommendations from case studies on the impacts of EU private and public standards in LDCs. 6. Dissemination of project results to key stakeholders. This will be achieved: A. By optimizing complementarities of the project with 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 (UNCTAD, OECD, World Bank, IFPRI) • Policy contacts, dialogue and influence • Efficient and effective project management E. With a budget of 314.5 person months, 2.372 M€ EC request, for 19 partners, over 30 months.
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Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

Address

Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 357 475

Administrative Contact

Brigitte Nesius (Ms.)

Participants (18)

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 121 852

INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 155 549

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 141 808

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 133 730

UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 78 285

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 91 475

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY

United States

EU Contribution

€ 153 234

UNIVERSITE LAVAL

Canada

EU Contribution

€ 100 543

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

New Zealand

EU Contribution

€ 148 740

RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

India

EU Contribution

€ 78 657

International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council

United States

EU Contribution

€ 50 993

The Institute for Agricultural Market Studies

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 56 143

SLOVENSKA POLNOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERZITA V NITRE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 63 225

INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 79 242

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Australia

EU Contribution

€ 123 918

Tsunehiro Otsuki

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 96 954

FUKUNARI KIMURA

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 20 816

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 319 895

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 227202

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2011

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 084 672

  • EU contribution

    € 2 372 534

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France