• 1 Introduction
  • 2 General Remarks
  • 3 Determining Factors of Import Surges: Policies of Third Countries
  • 3.1 General Remarks
  • 3.2 Direct Export Policies
  • 3.3 Other Policies which Impact on World Market Prices
  • 4 Determinants of Import Surges: Non Policy Factors in Third Countries
  • 4.1 Sudden Currency Devaluations in Third Countries
  • 4.2 Supply Volatility
  • 4.3 Changes in Comparative Advantage
  • 4.4 Changing Consumption Habits
  • 4.5 Marketing Strategy of Third Countries' Companies
  • 5 Conclusions
  • 6 References