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Record number 332736
Title Trade liberalisation under the Doha Development Agenda: Options and consequences for Africa
Author(s) Achterbosch, T.J.; Hammouda, H.B.; Osakwe, P.N.; Tongeren, F.W. van
Source Den Haag : LEI (Rapport / LEI : Domein 5, Beleid ) - ISBN 9789052429182 - 93
Department(s) LEI INT BELEID - Internationale Handel & Markten
LEI Internationaal Beleid
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) agrarische economie - economische ontwikkeling - wereldhandelsorganisatie - handelspolitiek - liberalisering van de handel - ontwikkelingsprogramma's - afrika - agricultural economics - economic development - world trade organization - trade policy - trade liberalization - development programmes - africa
Categories Agricultural Economics (General)
Abstract This study provides a quantitative estimate of the potential economic consequences of multilateral trade reform under the WTO for Africa using a framework that explicitly incorporates issues of concern to the region, such as preference erosion, loss of tariff revenue, and trade facilitation. It also examines the impact of OECD agricultural support programmes on economic welfare and specialisation in Africa. In the static version of the GTAP model, the study finds that full liberalisation of trade would increase global welfare (income) by 0.3 per cent, but would add 0.7 per cent annually to income in the African region. Sub-Saharan Africa and, to a lesser extent, Southern Africa, are vulnerable to partial trade reforms as they incur losses from partial reform while all other regions derive positive gains from a liberalisation of minor scope
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