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Accord De Libre-Échange Maroc-États-Unis : Un Volet Agricole Lourd De Conséquences

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  • Najib AKESBI

    (Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Maroc)

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In 2004, Morocco was one of the first Mediterranean countries that signed a free trade agreement with the United States. This agreement has the ambition to be global, including every sector where trade liberalization could lead to trade expansion. For Morocco this is a major shift – a qualitative one – which has considerable implications internally (on the domestic market) and externally. In particular, the Moroccan strategic relationship with the European Union, its main trading partner, will certainly be affected. Paradoxically, the multiplication of free trade agreements reduces its leeway and makes the country much more dependent on external food supplies. On the other hand, Moroccan agriculture seems less prepared than ever to the opening up of the economy.

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  • Najib AKESBI, 2006. "Accord De Libre-Échange Maroc-États-Unis : Un Volet Agricole Lourd De Conséquences," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 23, pages 107-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:23:y:2006:p:107-128
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    Keywords

    ACCORD DE LIBRE-ÉCHANGE; AGRICULTURE; MAROC; ÉTATS-UNIS; UNION EUROPÉENNE;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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