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Evaluation of the system of entry prices and export refunds in the fruit and vegetables sector

Final report
April 2008

This study has been financed by the Commission of the European Union. The conclusions, recommendations and opinions presented in this report reflect the opinion of the consultant and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Commission.

Judgement on the quality of the evaluation report [pdf]

Executive Summary [pdf, fr]

Short Summary [pdf] bgcsdadeetelesfritlvlthumtnlplptskslfisv

Full text [pdf]

Table of Contents [pdf]

  1. Introduction of the Evaluation [pdf]
     
  2. Description of the establishment and functioning of the entry price and export refunds schemes [pdf]
     
  3. Methodology and limits of the evaluation [pdf]
     
  4. Replies to Evaluation questions

    4.1     Theme 1: Stability of the EU market
    [pdf]
    4.1.1 To what extent has the implementation of the entry price and export refund schemes contributed to stabilise quantities and prices of fruit
            vegetable products on the EU market? - EQ.1

    4.1.2 T
    o what extent has the implementation of the entry price scheme contributed to avoid crises caused by abnormally low prices on the EU market? 
              Can be any impact in this respect attributed to the export refunds? – EQ.2
    [pdf]

    4.2     Theme 2: Development of the EU trade
    4.2.1  To what extent has the implementation of the entry price and export refunds schemes influenced the development of the EU trade in fruit and
              vegetable products? – EQ.3
    [pdf]

    4.3     Theme 3: Competitiveness of the EU fruit and vegetable sector
    4.3.1  To what extent has the implementation of the entry price and export refunds schemes influenced the competitiveness and market orientation of the
              EU fruit and vegetable sector? - EQ.4
    [pdf]
    4.4     Theme 4: Management, administration and efficiency of the entry price and export refunds schemes
    4.4.1  To what extent have the management and the administration of the entry price and export refunds schemes been sufficiently simple? To what extent
              have the administrative requirements been proportionate to the objectives of the schemes? - EQ.5
    [pdf]
    4.4.2  To what extent are the export refunds and the entry price schemes efficient instruments to achieving their specific, intermediate and global
              objectives? - EQ.6
    [pdf]
    4.5     Theme 5: Coherence
    4.5.1  To what extent have the entry price and export refunds schemes been coherent with other trade measures in the CMO for fruits and vegetables,
              with the overall objectives of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy, with the objectives of the Common Commercial Policy, and the EU
              Development policy? - EQ.7 [
    pdf]
     
  5. Conclusions and recommendations [pdf]

Annexes to the Report

Annexes to EQ 1 [pdf]
Annexes to EQ 2 [
pdf]
Annexes to EQ 3 [
pdf]


Part 2 – Preparatory analysis

Full text
[pdf]

Table of Contents [pdf]

  1. Introduction of the Preparatory analysis [pdf]
  2. Preparatory analysis [pdf]
  3. Conclusions of the preparatory analysis [pdf]

Annex to the Preparatory Analysis

Annex [pdf]

 

 

 

     

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