Competitiveness of the EU poultry meat sector

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    EU poultry meat producers have to comply with legislation on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety. This legislation has increased the production costs of poultry meat. At the same time the EU is negotiating with other countries or groups of countries to liberalise trade in agricultural products. This report examines how lowering import levies impacts the competitiveness of the EU poultry industry. The results show that the offer price of broiler breast fillet in 2011 of some third countries was already below the average EU price. Despite the current import levy on breast fillet, these third countries can be competitive in the EU market. In a scenario with 50% lower import levies and no additional levy, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Ukraine and Thailand have a lower offer price for breast fillet than the EU poultry meat industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationThe Hague
    PublisherLEI, part of Wageningen UR
    Number of pages65
    ISBN (Print)9789086156641
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    PublisherLEI, part of Wageningn UR


    • poultry meat
    • broilers
    • market competition
    • legislation
    • production costs
    • import levies
    • international trade
    • european union
    • european union countries
    • Netherlands

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