Regional Integration Among the Maghreb Countries and Free Trade with the European Union
AbstractThis paper explores the potential benefits and losses from integration in the Maghreb region, evaluates the urgency and points to the obstacles that will have to be overcome in achieving it, drawing on practical experiences and the characteristics of the economies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Lessons are also drawn from past experience of integration, together with the reasons for its failure to date. The external dimension associated with the particular status of Europe in the external relations of the Maghreb are taken into consideration in identifying potential complementarities and merits of free trade with the EEC. The paper concludes that for the advantages of integration in the Maghreb to manifest themselves, there is a need for further progress in political and economic reforms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economic Research Forum in its series Working Papers with number 9504.
Date of creation: Feb 1995
Date of revision: Feb 1995
Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
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