Sokoine University of Agriculture

Comparative advantage and trade performance of selected east African community countries trading coffee under “everything but arms” export regime

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dc.contributor.author Paul, Abel
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-22T08:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-22T08:47:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3926
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract The main objective of the study was to assess the comparative advantage and trade performance of selected East African Community (EAC) countries trading coffee under the Everything But Arms (EBA) export regime. The specific objectives were to analyze the comparative advantage of selected EAC countries trading coffee in the European Union (EU) market before the EBA export regime; to analyze the comparative advantage of selected EAC countries trading coffee in the EU market during the EBA export regime; to analyze the effect of EBA on selected EAC countries’ trade performance attributed by coffee export in the EU market. RCA analysis was used to calculate the comparative advantage of these countries. Data from 1995 to 2000 was obtained from the UNCTAD database and from 2001 to 2019 was obtained from the WITS-UN COMTRADE database. Also, the study estimated the augmented gravity model using panel data from 1995 to 2019 to capture the effect of EBA in bilateral trade flows between trading countries. The findings show that all selected countries (Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania) have a comparative advantage in exporting coffee to the EU but decreased during the EBA regime. Using the gravity model, the results found that preferential trade agreements under EBA have a negative effect on coffee export performance of the selected EAC countries. These findings thus defeat the aim of EBA of increasing trade exports for LDCs at individual countries level. Therefore, EAC countries need to diversify their exports to reduce the effects of any future uncertainties of these given preferential agreements. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and TRADE-Hub Project en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject East Africa Community en_US
dc.subject Coffee trading en_US
dc.subject Export regime en_US
dc.subject Trade Performance en_US
dc.title Comparative advantage and trade performance of selected east African community countries trading coffee under “everything but arms” export regime en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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