- Oleh Havrylyshyn
- Published Date:
- September 1997
© 1997 International Monetary Fund
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A global integration strategy for the Mediterranean countries: open trade and market reforms / Oleh Havrylyshyn.
Includes bibliographical references (p.).
1. Mediterranean Region—Foreign economic relations—European Economic Community countries. 2. European Economic Community countries—Foreign economic relations—Mediterranean Region. 3. Mediterranean Region—Commerce—European Economic Community countries. 4. European Economic Community countries.—Commerce—Mediterranean Region. I. International Monetary Fund. Middle Eastern Dept. II. Title.
HF1582. 7. Z4E865 1997
337. 1 1822—dc21 97-30712
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This study was prepared by Oleh Havrylyshyn, who is currently with the Policy Development and Review Department of the IMF. This paper was written while he was a consultant in the Middle Eastern Department from June to August 1996. He is grateful for the support received from and the valuable suggestions offered by members of the Middle Eastern Department, in particular, Paul Chabrier, Mohamed El-Erian, Edouard Maciejewski, Henri Ghesquiere, Klaus Enders, and Peter Kunzel. Development of ideas contained herewith benefited greatly from discussions with numerous individuals of the European Commission and of the governments of Morocco and Tunisia. Susan Lewis and Maria-Elena Ureta were of great help in the final preparation of this paper’s manuscript. Marina Primorac edited the paper and coordinated the production process. Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin was responsible for composition. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the International Monetary Fund or any of the affiliated institutions.
List of Abbreviations UsedAMU
Arab Maghreb UnionASEAN
Association of South-East Asian NationsCGE
computable general equilibriumEU
European Union Free Trade AgreementGATT
General Agreement on Tariffs and TradeGST
general sales taxIIT
index intra-industry trade indexMEDA
Euro-Mediterranean Partnership InitiativeMENA
Middle East and North AfricaMERCOSUR
Mercado Común del Sur (Common Market of the South)MFN
North American Free Trade AgreementRCA
index revealed comparative advantage indexVAT
World Trade Organization