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GTAP Resource #2646

"Economic Implications of an Association Agreement between the European Union and Central America"
by Rivera, Luis and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa


Abstract
Using a global CGE model, we assess the potential macro-economic effects of a future European Union - Central American Association Agreement (EU-CAAA). Currently, many agricultural products from Central America (CA) enter duty-free to the European Union (EU); with two notable exceptions: bananas and sugar. We find that liberalizing the access to both products will bring significant gains to CA, while excluding them from the negotiations will bring no static gains. If trade facilitation mechanisms are implemented and we allow for the expected increase in FDI inflows to CA, welfare gains improve for all scenarios but are conditions on the level of EU agricultural liberalization.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2008 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: IIDE Discussion Papers; Presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Helsinki, Finland
Date: 2008
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Created: Rojas-Romagosa, H. (4/10/2008)
Updated: Rojas-Romagosa, H. (4/10/2008)
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- Preferential trading arrangements
- Agricultural policies
- European Union
- Central America


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