Article 16: Preferential Treatment for Developing Countries

  • Xavier Troussard
  • Valérie Panis-Cendrowicz
  • Julien Guerrier


Protecting and promoting of the diversity of cultural expressions means creating the conditions for people to access, wherever they are, both their own cultural expressions and the expressions coming from all parts of the world. A key challenge for cultural policies and international cooperation is to facilitate cultural exchanges and effectively improve the accessibility of cultural goods and services from each State’s territory, while maintaining the capacity to develop and implement public policies which favour the diversity of cultural expressions. For developing countries and their cultural goods and services, the weaknesses of their local cultural industries aggravate their general difficulty in entering the markets of developed countries.


Preferential Treatment Cultural Exchange Cultural Good Cultural Industry Cultural Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Troussard
    • 1
  • Valérie Panis-Cendrowicz
    • 1
  • Julien Guerrier
    • 2
  1. 1.European CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Unit 1 General CoordinationDirectorate General Enterprise and Industry, European CommissionBrusselsBelgium

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