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GTAP Resource #6304

"Impact of Non-Tariff Measures in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA): A CGE Approach"
by Akintola, Abdallah, Houcine Boughanmi and Alessandro Antimiani


The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a regional association based on the principle of open regionalism with the objective of promoting liberalization through trade and investment facilitation. This study evaluates two main scenarios having the ingredients of a deeper regional integration compared to its present Open regionalism status. Scenario I evaluate the effect of a gradual tariff cut on IORA while Scenario II combines the impact of tariff cuts, NTM reduction and Trade Facilitation. The result shows a welfare gain for virtually all IORA countries when a trade liberalization involving tariff cut is complemented with NTM reduction and trade facilitation. The results obtained are suggestive that IORA has more to gain if it involves in a deeper regional integration than the present form of open regionalism.

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Category: 2021 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference)
Date: 2021
Created: Akintola, A. (4/15/2021)
Updated: Akintola, A. (6/23/2021)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Multilateral trade negotiations
- Non-Tariff barriers
- Preferential trading arrangements
- Africa (East)
- Asia (East)
- Asia (Southeast)
- Middle East

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