The effects of gis on competitiveness

Török, Áron: The effects of gis on competitiveness. Review on agriculture and rural development, (1) 1. pp. 452-457. (2012)

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The importance of geographical indicators is continuously increasing and PGI products are currently playing an important role in the first pillar of the EU quality policy. However, the link between PGI products and their competitiveness remains unclear and very little research has been conducted on analysing the competitiveness of products with geographical indication. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to analyse whether products with protected geographical indication have competitive and/or comparative advantage in European markets. In order to meet this aim, the paper analyses the competitiveness of traditional fruit spirits produced by NMS in the EU15 markets. The results suggest that the majority of NMS fruit spirits were both competitive and had a comparative advantage in the EU15 beverages market between 2001 and 2009, although competitive positions have continuously deteriorated after EU accession. The results also suggest that two-way fruit spirit trade with the EU15 was ultimately unsuccessful in quality and in terms of price after EU accession, although country performances differ significantly. From the above results, it appears that NMS are continuously losing market positions in their traditional fruit spirit sector in the EU15 beverages market despite the fact that the majority of these products have a geographical indication. Meeting future challenges requires that this situation be acknowledged within agricultural policy-making and targeted policies for PGI producers be implemented such as the protection of the name of the produce, the enhancement of proper marketing strategies, and the enhancement of competitiveness of PGI producers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2012
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 452-457
ISSN: 2063-4803
Uncontrolled Keywords: Szeszipar, Pálinka, Gazdasági verseny
Additional Information: Illusztrációval ; Bibliogr.: 457. p.
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 14. 17:50
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 09:42

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