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GTAP Resource #2287

"Can Regional Integration Accelerate Development in Africa? CGE Model Simulations of the Impact of the SADC FTA on the Republic of Madagascar"
by Hallaert, Jean-Jacques


Abstract
Madagascar plans to start phasing out its customs tariffs on imports from the Southern African Development Community in 2007. This paper uses the GTAP model to evaluate the impact of the SADC FTA on Madagascar economy. The results suggest that the SADC FTA would only have a limited impact on Madagascar’s real GDP because the liberalization affects only a small share of its total imports. However, Madagascar’s trade and production pattern would change and benefit the textile and clothing sector. Removing rigidities in the labor and capital market would increase the gains but they would remain limited. Gains from the SADC FTA become substantial only when the regional liberalization is accompanied by a multilateral liberalization.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: GTAP Application
Status: Published
By/In: IMF working per WP/07/66
Date: 2007
Version:
Created: Hallaert, J. (3/26/2007)
Updated: Hallaert, J. (8/27/2007)
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- Preferential trading arrangements
- Trade in textiles and wearing apparel
- Economic development
- Africa (Southern)


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