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Egyptian Foreign trade status with special focus on USA and EU as Egypt’s major trading partners


  • Melad, Khaled


Despite Egypt’s adoption of an “open-door” policy since the 1970s and a rapid expansion of world trade in recent decades, the openness indicator, nearly halved from 1980 (46%) to 2000 (24%), with the same trend recorded for services. Since 2001, a number of trade liberalization and reform measures, although falling short of opening Egypt’s protected market, contributed to enhancing exports to the global market place. The pace of liberalization received a boost with the new government’s reinforcement of export -oriented policies.

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  • Melad, Khaled, 2008. "Egyptian Foreign trade status with special focus on USA and EU as Egypt’s major trading partners," MPRA Paper 7084, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 09 Feb 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:7084

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    EU; TIFA; QIZ; trade; liberalization; partnership agreement;

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    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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