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The Poverty Impact of Changing the Graduation Threshold in the Generalised System of Preferences Trade Scheme

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The Poverty Impact of Changing the Graduation Threshold in the Generalised System of Preferences Trade Scheme

Published: September 28, 2011

This report forms part of a wider project examining the impact of the EU’s reform of its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP). The first part of the study (Stevens and Kennan, 2011) examined which countries would be graduated out of the EU’s GSP due to the change in the graduation thresholds. The second part of the study (Keane and te Velde, 2011) examined the trade impact of GSP graduation, identifying key products and their price elasticities and the products and countries that would be affected. This part of the study explores the possible poverty and distributional effects of GSP graduation.

Author: Kate Bird (Overseas Development Institute) and Kate Higgins (NSI)

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