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The Economic Analysis of Tariff Reform in Egypt


  • Lord, Montague J.


The study examines key trade policy and customs reform issues that need to be addressed as part of the Government of Egypt's comprehensive Economic Reform and Structural Adjustment Program. The initial findings of this study point to the need for additional reforms in areas related to the tariff structure, customs regulations and procedures, export promotion, competitiveness, adjustments to the new WTO agreement, and working capital access. The internal consistency of these trade policy and customs reforms required consideration of the linkage to macroeconomic policy and the liberalization of the domestic market. The effectiveness of reforms in Egypt are shown to depend on their impact on the economic efficiency at the firm level, and on the degree to which they introduce greater international competitiveness. USAID/Egypt and Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade of the Government of Egypt.

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  • Lord, Montague J., 2000. "The Economic Analysis of Tariff Reform in Egypt," MPRA Paper 41163, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41163

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    Egypt; trade policy; tariff and NTBs to trade; commercial policy;

    JEL classification:

    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade


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