Revista Facultad de Ciencias Económicas: Investigación y Reflexión
Print version ISSN 0121-6805
The present article analyzes commercial trade between the European Union (EU) and Andean Community of Nations (CAN), emphasizing in Generalized Preference System (SPG) implementation, during the period 1994 - 2007. As a result, there is evidence that the Andean GPS as a European policy of international cooperation, has not satisfactory accomplished the main objectives of its formulation, mainly because of the level of asymmetries and dysfunctions presented along its implementation. Also, the institutionalism of the CAN, the characteristics of intraregional commercial exchange and the extension of its market were analyzed for the same period of time. Finally, the methodology used for this research was the description and critical analysis based on statistical data from official sources and International Organizations, as well as, theories related to the topic.
Keywords : Generalized Preference System; Cartagena Agreement; European Union; Andean Community of Nations.