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GTAP Resource #2363

"Turkey and Its Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA)"
by Sonmez, Yontem, Scott McDonald and Jonathan Perraton

Since the adoption of the liberalization measures of 1980s, the establishment of Customs Union (CU) with the European Union (EU) has been the most important development in foreign trade relations of Turkey. In addition to the imposition of the Common Customs Tariff (CET), Turkey has to align her preferential trade regime applied towards third countries in accordance to the rules and regulations of Turkey – EU Council Decision of 1995. According to that, Turkey will take the necessary measures and negotiate agreements on a mutually advantageous basis with the third countries in order to harmonise her commercial policy further with the EU’s.
This paper reports the results from a comparative static global CGE -Globe- model that quantifies the impact on Turkey of the EU – Turkey Customs Union, EFTA – Turkey and Euro-Med countries – Turkey preferential trade agreements (PTAs). The macroeconomic implications of Turkey’s preferential trade agreements and therefore, the elimination of bilateral trade tariffs on trade in food and industrial products are analyzed by comparing the results with the baseline scenario of no trade liberalisation between Turkey and the PTA partners with the baseline year of 2001.
The analyses are carried out using a 17-region, 23-sector and 5-factor global computable general equilibrium model that is implemented in GAMS (McDonald et al, 2005).

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Category: 2007 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 10th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Purdue University, USA
Date: 2007
Version: 1
Created: Sonmez, Y. (4/14/2007)
Updated: Sonmez, Y. (4/23/2007)
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- Preferential trading arrangements
- European Union

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