The Fish Trade of North African Mediterranean Countries: Intra-Regional Trade and Import-Export with the European Union


FAO Fisheries Circular No. 978

FIIT/C978 (En)

by
Loretta MALVAROSA
Istituto Richerche Economiche per la Pesca e l’Acquacoltura (IREPA)
Salerno, Italy

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2002

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THE FISHERY SECTOR OF THE NORTH AFRICAN MEDITERRANEAN AREA

3. TRADE

3.1 Intra-regional agreements and fish trade

3.1.1 Historical overview of intra-regional agreements
3.1.2 The Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
3.1.3 Bilateral agreements between Mediterranean partners
3.1.4 Intra-regional trade
3.1.5 Intra-regional fish trade

3.2 Agreements and fish trade with European Union

3.2.1 The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
3.2.2 The tariff scheme

4. FISH TRADE BETWEEN NORTH AFRICAN MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

4.1 Trade by north african mediterranean countries

4.1.1 Morocco
4.1.2 Algeria
4.1.3 Tunisia
4.1.4 The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
4.1.5 Egypt

4.2 Trade by EU countries

5. CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES CITED AND OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES USED

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1. Tabulated Data

Tables A1.1 to A1.12
Tables A1.13 to A1.24
Tables A1.25 to A1.32
Tables A1.33 to A1.39

Appendix 2. Combined Nomenclature (CN) codes for fishery products
Appendix 3. European Union 2001 duty rates for the major groups of third countries

CN code 0301 - 0304
CN code 0305 - 2301

Appendix 4

Protocol 2 on the arrangements applying to imports into the Community of fishery products originating in Morocco
Protocol 2 on the arrangements applying to imports into the Community of fishery products originating in Tunisia

Appendix 5. Country profiles for the north african Mediterranean countries

1. Morocco
2. Algeria
3. Tunisia
4. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
5. Egypt