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Enhancing Colombia’s Export Diversification: A Normative Approximation, with an Emphasis on the European Union’s Market

  • Juan Felipe Mejía
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Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Abstract

The trend towards export concentration not just in Colombia, but in Latin America as a whole, has been remarked on several times in the current research study. According to the World Bank, 52% of the region’s exports were composed of commodities in the past decade. In contrast, commodity exports in dynamic developing regions—East Asia and the Pacific—represented a share of only 30% (The Economist 2010). The main motivation of this chapter is to take a look at different policies and mechanisms that could spur export diversification in Colombia, placing a special emphasis on the opportunities and challenges associated with an increased level of trade with the EU.

Keywords

Market Access Free Trade Agreement Tariff Reduction Social Insurance Institution Export Diversification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business AdministrationEAFIT UniversityMedellínColombia

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