Liberalizing the Swiss Meat Market with the EU: Welfare Effects and Impacts on Third Countries
AbstractThe paper assesses by means of welfare analysis the effects of trade creation and trade diversion in a Swiss-EU free trade agreement (FTA) in the meat sector and compares it to multilateral trade liberalization. A multi-market multi-region partial equilibrium model is used. The FTA is checked for its conformity with the rules stipulated in Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that prohibits discrimination of third parties. Results indicate that net trade diversion effects are small and do not constitute a long-run impediment to trade. From a trade policy perspective the way is open for an FTA.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) in its journal Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics.
Volume (Year): 145 (2009)
Issue (Month): I (March)
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Market access; free trade agreement; trade diversion; partial equilibrium analysis;
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- D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
- Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
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