, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 111–119 | Cite as

The mediterranean policy of the EC— The case of industry

  • Guido Ashoff
  • Wilhelm Hummen
Articles EC Enlargement


The European Community faces the task of reformulating its Mediterranean policy in the light of the rather disappointing experience with the “Global Mediterranean Policy” adopted in 1972, the effects of the southward enlargement of the Community and the changed world economic climate. The article that follows discusses the experiences to date, the scope for action and possible guidelines for a future Mediterranean policy in the industrial sphere.


Mediterranean Country Bilateral Agreement Additional Protocol Cotton Yarn Preferential Trade Agreement 
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    Cf. O E C D: Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries 1977–1980, Paris 1981.Google Scholar
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    Cf. U N: Commodity Trade Statistics 1979 (for the countries in question).Google Scholar
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    Cf. G. Ashoff: The Southward Enlargement of the EC— Consequences for Industries and Industrial Policies, in: INTERECONOMICS, No. 6/1980, p. 304.Google Scholar
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    The acceding states' share of EC imports of textiles and clothing from outside the Community was 13.4% in 1980 (Greece 6.8%, Portugal 4.0%, Spain 2.6%); cf. O E C D: Trade by Commodities 1980.Google Scholar
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    Cf. I M F: Direction of Trade, Yearbook 1982.Google Scholar

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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Ashoff
    • 1
  • Wilhelm Hummen
    • 1
  1. 1.German Development InstituteBerlin

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