European industrial policies and competition

  • Alexis P. Jacquemin


It is a well-known fact that the creation of the Common Market and the accompanying removal of the diverse obstacles to competition—whether they were tariffs, import quotas, or the right of establishment—have produced a profound change in European states. These countries have been confronted with a mass of liberalising forces which were unknown since the moves towards free trade of the years 1860–70. For instance, by 1969, intra—EC exports had increased to 48 per cent of the members’ total exports, compared to 32 per cent in 1958, while exports by ‘the Six’ to non-EC nations rose by a multiple of 2.5.


Member State Public Authority Industrial Policy Industrial Structure Competition Policy 


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