Date Published:
Jul 21, 2022
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PJD 2022 Vol. 46 No. 2b

This study assesses the diversity and inclusivity of Philippine export activities to the European Union (EU) amid the country’s status as a beneficiary of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), a trade agreement that removes EU tariffs in exchange for the compliance of developing countries with international conventions. It used official statistics, documents, open-ended questionnaires, and email correspondence with key informants from the government to analyze the economic incentives that the country gains from the GSP+. It suggests that while some sectors benefited from the GSP+, the scheme’s impacts on Philippine exports to the EU are limited.


This publication has been cited 4 times

In the Media
  1. Caraballo, Mayvelin. 2022. Study: PH benefit from GSP+ limited. Manila Times.
  2. Desiderio, Louella. 2022. PIDS: Philippines unable to gain much from EU GSP+. Philippine Star.
  3. Gavilan, Jodesz. 2023. EU, Marcos face own crossroads in trade perks renewal as PH impunity persists. Rappler.
  4. Kritz, Ben. 2022. Guaranteed to under perform. Manila Times.

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