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GTAP Resource #5688

"A Household Level Analysis of the Pakistan–Malaysia Free Trade Agreement"
by Khan, Muhammad Aamir, Qaisar Mehmood, Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain and Muhammad Zakaria

Pakistan and Malaysia have a significant bilateral economic relationship. The Pakistan–Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was signed in 2007, and was implemented in 2008. Pakistan’s volatile exports to Malaysia never achieved a sustainable period of growth. Trade balance has not achieved significant changes even after 9 years of implementation of the agreement. With this backdrop, this study first quantifies the current FTA between Pakistan and Malaysia and then suggests changes that could be made to improve the outcome for Pakistan. A new global economic trade model is adapted to include more detailed information on Pakistan’s labor and household groups into the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database. This allows for a more detailed analysis of the impact of the FTA on Pakistan at the household level. The results show that there is win–win scenario for both Pakistan and Malaysia if both are able to renegotiate the current FTA to get the same tariff concession as awarded to each other’s trading partners.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: GTAP Application
Status: Published
By/In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Date: 2018
Created: Khan, M. (2/26/2019)
Updated: Batta, G. (2/26/2019)
Visits: 1,466
- Non-Tariff barriers
- Preferential trading arrangements
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- Asia (East)
- Asia (South-Central)

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