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Economic Growth in the Euro-Med Area through Trade Integration: Focus on Agriculture and Food. North Africa case studies – Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia

  • Authors: Mohamed Ben Abdallah, Abdelkader Ait El Mekki, Gamal Siam
    Editors: Pierre Boulanger, Aikaterini Kavallari, Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, Marie-Luise Rau
  • EUR Number: 26233 EN
  • Publication date: 10/2013

Abstract

This report presents the macro-effects of further trade integration between the European Union and respectively Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia in the horizon 2020. It put together three case studies which adopt a similar methodology based on both Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) analyses. Overall, the simulation results show that trade liberalisation leads to a general gain for the countries under review, with the effect being more pronounced when combining tariff elimination with non-tariff barrier reduction.

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