18 Dec 2018 - 18 Feb 2020
Trade, economic integration and globalization

Evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia

Evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia

A study is sought to provide an evidence based report of the impact of the trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six Mediterranean partner countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. These FTAs are part of wider Association Agreements signed between the EU and the partner countries. The study will be the basis of an ex-post evaluation in the form of a Staff Working Document which will be drafted by the Commission once the study is completed.

In particular, the study will examine the effectiveness and efficiency of the FTAs in achieving objective 1: to promote trade and expansion of harmonious economic and social relations and to establish the conditions for the gradual liberalization of trade in goods, services, and capital between the EU and partner countries. The project should also examine the effectiveness and efficiency of achieving objective 2: of encouraging intra-regional integration by promoting trade and cooperation both within the region and between it and the EU Community and its Member States.

Client: DG Trade

Project partners: Ecorys Netherlands, FEMISE

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