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Regional Trade Arrangements

Regional Trade Arrangements »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752277.084

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional trade arrangements have recently attracted growing interest, as existing schemes are either being extended or revived and new groupings are being formed. This study reviews recent initiatives and the exper...

A Global Integration Strategy for the Mediterranean Countries
			: Open Trade and Market Reforms

A Global Integration Strategy for the Mediterranean Countries : Open Trade and Market Reforms »

Series: Books

Author(s): Oleh Havrylyshyn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756473.071

ISBN: 9781557756473

Keywords: dynamic gains, free trade, trade diversion, global liberalization, mfn

The economy of the Mediterranean region countries - which in the present study include Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, as well as Israel and Turkey - experienced a period of strong and dyn...

The "Gulliver Effect" and the "Optimal Divergence" Approach to Trade Policies

The "Gulliver Effect" and the "Optimal Divergence" Approach to Trade Policies »

Source: The "Gulliver Effect" and the "Optimal Divergence" Approach to Trade Policies : The Case of Nepal

Volume/Issue: 1988/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 1988

ISBN: 9781451951370

Keywords: quantitative restrictions, free trade, trade policies, domestic market, world prices

The relevant “size” of an economy is affected by its environment. A country could be small in the world economy yet become big in relation to its smaller neighbors, imposing on them its relative price...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional integration is not new. It has been a continuing part of the post-World War II trade landscape. Recently, however, it has attracted increased interest. Existing arrangements have been, or are being,...

II Economic Costs and Benefits of Regional Integration

II Economic Costs and Benefits of Regional Integration »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

An assessment of the economic costs and benefits of regional integration depends on the yardstick against which these are judged. 3 Theoretical arguments and historical experience...

III Recent Initiatives

III Recent Initiatives »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

There is great potential for increases in the number of regional integration arrangements in Europe, the Western Hemisphere, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East—and in their overlap in terms of members...

IV Experience with Regional Integration: Industrial Countries

IV Experience with Regional Integration: Industrial Countries »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional arrangements among the industrial countries generally aim to improve the welfare of participating countries by reducing or eliminating restrictions impeding closer integration of members’ national m...

V Experience with Regional Integration: Developing Countries

V Experience with Regional Integration: Developing Countries »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional integration schemes have featured highly in the policy agenda of developing country governments during the past three decades, although the strength of the commitment to such arrangements has fluctu...

VI Implications of Regional Integration for the Multilateral System

VI Implications of Regional Integration for the Multilateral System »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional trading arrangements—bilateral as well as plurilateral—have been a fairly constant feature of the world trading system. The recent trend toward regionalism, however, may be qualitatively different f...

The Impact of the EC's Internal Marketon Nonmember Countries

The Impact of the EC's Internal Marketon Nonmember Countries »

Source: The Impact of the EC's Internal Marketon Nonmember Countries : The Case of EFTA

Volume/Issue: 1990/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1990

ISBN: 9781451961003

Keywords: internal market, free trade, financial services, foreign ownership, transport services

This paper presents an overview of the impact of the EC’s Internal Market on the EFTA countries. It starts by examining the history of EC-EFTA relations; the institutional and legal changes that closer coope...