The Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences

The Mid-Term Evaluation of the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) is an initiative of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission (DG Trade) to assess whether the objectives set by the reformed GSP Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 978/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 October 2012) are on track to be achieved.

The Project Team is conducting an in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessment of the economic, social, human rights, and environmental impacts of the EU’s GSP on its beneficiary countries. Some of the specific issues to be evaluated include the effectiveness and efficiency of the GSP; the relevance of the scheme with respect to the needs of developing countries, in particular LDCs; and the coherence of the scheme in relation to other EU trade and development policy.

How can you contribute?

The Project Team encourages stakeholders to contribute to the study. Contributions can be sent by email or through the online contact form.

EU stakekholders are also welcome to register for the Civil Society Dialogue on the Final Interim Report in Brussels in September 2017. More information will follow soon.

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please contact the Project Team at comments@gspevaluation.com.

 

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