01 Jul 2007 - 01 Mar 2008
Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, European Neighbourhood Policy, FTA, impact assessment, Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy, Research, Trade, economic integration and globalization

Economic Impact of EU-Armenia and EU-Georgia FTA (Free Trade Agreement)


Study on the economic feasibility, general economic impact and implications of Free Trade Agreements between the European Union and respectively Armenia and Georgia according to the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plans


This study aimed to evaluate the economic feasibility and implications of free trade agreements (FTAs) between the EU and Georgia and Armenia as well as of greater regional integration between Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the Black Sea countries.

The study used a mix of qualitative and quantitative analysis along with surveys, sectoral studies and local expert knowledge. This approach allowed the policy maker not to rely on any single methodology while providing an interrelated analysis of various aspects of FTAs.

The study resulted in a report submitted to DG Trade. The report concludes with a set of recommendations for a geographical coverage, depth and scope of potential FTAs of Georgia and Armenia with the EU as well as within the region putting together the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the study.



Global Insight


European Commision - DG Trade