Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

3-2016

Abstract

This article investigates the relationship between the European Union's withdrawal of trade benefits for developing countries under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) and its sanctions under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Our expectation is that GSP withdrawals and CFSP sanctions will not cohere. However, our research reveals that GSP suspension has been coherent with CFSP sanctions when the latter exist prior to the decision-making process on GSP sanctions and when the International Labour Organisation has set up a Commission of Inquiry condemning the country, as with Myanmar/Burma and Belarus. The presence of separate institutional frameworks explains the GSP suspension towards Sri Lanka in the absence of CFSP sanctions.

Keywords

EU trade, sanctions, development, GSP, Myanmar/Burma, Belarus

Discipline

Growth and Development

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

The trade-development nexus in the European Union: Differentiation, coherence and norms

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

63

Last Page

76

ISBN

9781317596905

Identifier

10.1080/13569775.2014.881605

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Inc.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1080/13569775.2014.881605

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