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Union douanière au sein de l'UEMOA. Une analyse quantitative

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  • Bernard Decaluwé
  • Yazid Dissou
  • André Patry

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In this paper, we evaluate the potential effects of a customs union?s creation among the UEMOA (West-African Economic and Monetary Union) countries. We develop a computable static and multi-country general equilibrium model to analyze the reform?s impact in each country. Our simulation results highlight diversity in the gains and the required adjustment within the union members. The reform is welfare improving in almost every country, and it has a positive impact on regional and non-regional trade flows, with a redistribution of foreign savings within the Union. Our results also point out a trade-off between welfare gain and the loss of tariff revenues. The complete removal of tariffs within the Union and the application of common external tariffs induce painful adjustments in government finances in many countries. Classification JEL : C68, F13, F15

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Volume (Year): 52 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 811-830

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  1. FE, Doukouré Charles, 2010. "Réduction de Droits de Douane et Convergence Réelle dans l'UEMOA
    [Tariffs Reduction and Real Convergence in WAEMU]
    ," MPRA Paper 26763, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Abdoulaye Diagne & François Joseph Cabral & Fatou Cisse & Mamadou Dansokho & Samba Ba, 2007. "Politiques commerciales, intégration régionale, pauvreté et distribution de revenus au Sénégal/Trade Policies, Regional Integration, Poverty and Income Distribution in Senegal," Working Papers MPIA 2007-15, PEP-MPIA.
  3. Dorothée Boccanfuso & Antonio Estache & Luc Savard, 2007. "Electricity Reforms in Mali: A Macro–Micro Analysis of the Effects on Poverty and Distribution," Cahiers de recherche 07-10, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
  4. Joseph-François Cabral, 2013. "Corruption, croissance et pauvreté : le cas du Sénégal," Cahiers de recherche 13-03, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.

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