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dc.description.abstractThe issue of unrestricted market access for sub-Saharan Africa has featured lately in the debate on overcoming Africa’s development challenges through trade, rather than aid. This paper assesses empirically the impact of eliminating all tariff and non-tariff barriers faced by all exports from Sub-Saharan Africa to the developed economies of the QUAD, meaning Japan, United States, Canada and the European Union. The empirical assessment quantifies the potential benefits of Africa in terms of export growth and welfare,as well as the costs to be borne by developed and developing economies. The paper uses a global CGE model in its analysis. The study finds that as a result of unrestricted market access, African exports would increase by US$ 1.9 billion. This growth will be mainly due to agricultural exports towards Japan and the European Union. However, the results did also indicate that due to supply-side constraints, the growth in exports to the QUAD countries would be associated with a decrease in exports to other markets, as African producers shift their resources to the benefit of the European and Japanese markets. As a result of the growth of its exports and the associated multiplier effects, sub-Saharan African countries have the potential to benefit from a large growth in their value added.en
dc.titleUnrestricted market access for sub-Saharan Africa: important benefits with little cost to the QUADen
ags.descriptionNotesATPC is a project of the Economic Commission for Africa with financial support of the Canada Fund for Africa.en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes annexesen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa :en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
ags.citationTitleATPC work in progress;en
ags.citationTitleno. 11en
dc.coverage.spatialAFR
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T11:25:53Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T11:25:53Z
dc.date.issued2005-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10855/5580
dc.format.extentvii, 22 p.:
dc.languageeng
dc.typeTechnical paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::TRADE PREFERENCES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::TRADE AGREEMENTS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INTERNATIONAL TRADE::GENERAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICY::MARKET ACCESS
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ET POLITIQUE COMMERCIALE::NEGOCIATIONS COMMERCIALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL Y POLITICA COMERCIAL::NEGOCIACIONES COMERCIALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ET POLITIQUE COMMERCIALE::PREFERENCES COMMERCIALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL Y POLITICA COMERCIAL::PREFERENCIAS COMERCIALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ET POLITIQUE COMMERCIALE::ACCORDS COMMERCIAUX
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL Y POLITICA COMERCIAL::CONVENIOS COMERCIALES
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL::COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ET POLITIQUE COMMERCIALE::ACCES AU MARCHE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL::COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL Y POLITICA COMERCIAL::ACCESO AL MERCADO
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorPersonalHammouda, Hakim Ben
ags.creatorPersonalKaringi, Stephen N.
ags.creatorPersonalPerez, Romain
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Trade Policy Centre
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE NEGOTIATIONS
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE PREFERENCES
ags.subjectThesaurusTRADE AGREEMENTS
ags.subjectThesaurusMARKET ACCESS
ags.subjectThesaurusNEGOCIATIONS COMMERCIALES
ags.subjectThesaurusNEGOCIACIONES COMERCIALES
ags.subjectThesaurusPREFERENCES COMMERCIALES
ags.subjectThesaurusPREFERENCIAS COMERCIALES
ags.subjectThesaurusACCORDS COMMERCIAUX
ags.subjectThesaurusCONVENIOS COMERCIALES
ags.subjectThesaurusACCES AU MARCHE
ags.subjectThesaurusACCESO AL MERCADO
ags.subjectClassification07.00.00 International trade
ags.citationNumberno. 11
ags.availabilityNumber339.54
ags.availabilityNumberATPW11
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.RNECA/TRID/13/05
ags.JN41194
uneca.language.supporteden


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