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GTAP Resource #2984

"Towards an Explicit Modeling of Trade Facilitation in CGE Models: Evidence from Egypt"
by Zaki, Chahir


Abstract
This paper develops a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE)
model incorporating Trade Facilitation aspects in Egypt. This paper’s contributions are twofold: theoretical and empirical ones. First, this paper estimates ad valorem tariff equivalents for time of imports and documents for exports which are then introduced in a CGE model. Thus, the second contribution of the paper is the direct modeling of such barriers in a dynamic CGE model applied on the Egyptian economy. I modify the Exter model in order to take into account Trade Facilitation facets in an explicit way. The model is calibrated
on the Egyptian social accounting matrix of 2000/2001. My main findings show that, when Trade Facilitation is simulated precisely, i.e. by taking into account its cost as well as the tariff equivalents of its aspects, the impact of such a process is reduced. Meanwhile, its impact remains higher than trade liberalization. Moreover, some sectors witness a significant expansion more than others, especially processed food, garments and textiles.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2009 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 12th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Santiago, Chile
Date: 2009
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Created: Zaki, C. (4/9/2009)
Updated: Zaki, C. (7/7/2009)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Middle East


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