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The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and SADC - Design and Effects

Welander, Anna and Mellstig, Caroline (2009)
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis analyzes the trade, fiscal and development effects of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the member states of the SADC EPA group. The agreement is set to advance the trade relationship between the parties as well as create and facilitate trade in- between the SADC member states. The conclusions of this study are that the trade patterns between the negotiating parties will be affected, as well as trade between the SADC EPA group and trade patterns with the rest of the world (ROW). Positive effects of the agreement are those indicating less expensive imports in the SADC area, but we have also found evidence of trade diversion where exports from the EU increases on the expense of exporters from... (More)
This thesis analyzes the trade, fiscal and development effects of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the member states of the SADC EPA group. The agreement is set to advance the trade relationship between the parties as well as create and facilitate trade in- between the SADC member states. The conclusions of this study are that the trade patterns between the negotiating parties will be affected, as well as trade between the SADC EPA group and trade patterns with the rest of the world (ROW). Positive effects of the agreement are those indicating less expensive imports in the SADC area, but we have also found evidence of trade diversion where exports from the EU increases on the expense of exporters from ROW. Also, the SADC EPA countries will experience losses in tariff revenues due to the 80-85 percent tariff liberalization on imports from the EU. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyzes the trade, fiscal and development effects of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the member states of the SADC EPA group. The agreement is set to advance the trade relationship between the parties as well as create and facilitate trade in- between the SADC member states. The conclusions of this study are that the trade patterns between the negotiating parties will be affected, as well as trade between the SADC EPA group and trade patterns with the rest of the world (ROW). Positive effects of the agreement are those indicating less expensive imports in the SADC area, but we have also found evidence of trade diversion where exports from the EU increases on the expense of exporters from ROW. Also, the SADC EPA countries will experience losses in tariff revenues due to the 80-85 percent tariff liberalization on imports from the EU.},
  author       = {Welander, Anna and Mellstig, Caroline},
  keyword      = {EU,economic integration,Economic Partnership Agreements,SADC,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and SADC - Design and Effects},
  year         = {2009},
}