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GTAP Resource #2109

"An Assessement of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement"
by Abdelmalki, Lahsen, Mustapha Sadni Jallab and René Sandretto


Abstract
This paper provides an assessment of concluding free trade agreements between Morocco and the United States. It starts with an analysis of what makes each pair of countries good candidates for concluding an FTA, followed by an estimation of the likely benefits to the parties involved. Our simulations show that in any scenario, the impact of trade liberalization on the rate of growth would be much more important for Morocco than for the US, taking into account the difference in the bilateral trade flows sizes. The FTA between the US and Morocco will have significant impact not only on trade between this 2 countries, but also on the trading relationship with the other countries. The most important trade diversion will affect the EU and particularly France, which is the biggest trading partner of Morocco. It will also have some adverse effect on the other North African countries. The FTA will thus offer the opportunity to Morocco to diversify its markets and its capabilities which are strongly focused on the EU, and particularly on France and Spain.


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Category: 2006 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 9th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 2006
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Created: Abdelmalki, L. (5/2/2006)
Updated: Batta, G. (5/16/2006)
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Posted by: Sadni Jallab, Mustapha   1/15/2009 7:49:00 AM
Published version In English

Sadni Jallab Mustapha (en coll.), "The Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Morocco: The importance of a gradual and asymmetric agreement", Journal of Economic Integration, issue 22-4, December, 2007

In French
Sadni Jallab Mustapha (en coll.), “L’accord de libre-échange entre les États-unis et le Maroc: L’importance d’un accord graduel et asymétrique", Critique Économique, Avril 2008