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Do Labour Rights Matter for Export? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Pineapple Trade to the EU

Annelien Gansemans, Deborah Martens, Marijke D’Haese and Jan Orbie
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Annelien Gansemans: Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
Deborah Martens: Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Science, Ghent University, Belgium
Marijke D’Haese: Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
Jan Orbie: Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Science, Ghent University, Belgium

Politics and Governance, 2017, vol. 5, issue 4, 93-105

Abstract: Labour norms are increasingly considered in trade relations, but is the protection of labour standards a necessary condition for export to the EU? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis, based on countries that export pineapples to the EU, shows that labour standards protection matters in combination with distance, zero tariffs and institutional quality in a number of cases. However, for none of the cases was it a sufficient condition on its own for determining exports to the European market. Rather, we show that (1) having a zero tariff is necessary for a relatively large share of export to the EU, and (2) labour standards protection can make a difference when the institutional quality is weak in some African cases, in contrast to Latin American exporters.

Keywords: agricultural; trade; globalisation; institutions; labour; rights; political; economy; QCA (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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