Competitiveness of the EU egg sector, base year 2015: international comparison of production costs

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Abstract

In this report the impact of reducing or removing import levies on the competitiveness of the EU egg sector is studied, for both shell eggs and whole egg powder. As a result of the costs of transportation, import levies and the effects on product quality and safety, there will barely be imports of shell eggs from third countries to the EU. Competition from non-EU countries is especially a threat when it comes to egg powder. Current EU import levies on whole egg powder provide protection for the EU egg sector. In a scenario with 50% lower import levies, Ukraine and the USA already have a lower offer price of whole egg powder compared to the EU egg sector. In a scenario with 50% lower import levies combined with a 10% lower exchange rate, all non-EU countries have a considerably lower offer price of whole egg powder compared to the EU egg sector.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9789463434621
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWageningen Economic Research report
No.2017-062

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