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GTAP Resource #7189

"Harmonizing Horizons: Impact of Trade and Transport Reforms on Agrifood Value Chains in ECOWAS"
by Akintola, Abdallah, Alessandro Antimiani and Ilaria Fusacchia

The global value chain (GVC) has emerged as a crucial aspect of global trade, influencing international trade patterns and fostering globalization and sustainable development. This paper explores the significance of GVC participation for developing economies considering the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It examines the challenges hindering trade-oriented development in ECOWAS and the role of policy barriers, particularly non-tariff measures (NTMs), in impacting GVC participation. Despite increasing participation in GVCs, particularly in the agrifood sector, African countries remain minor players in global intermediate trade, primarily engaging in forward participation. The paper underscores the importance of infrastructure development, especially in the transport sector, to enhance connectivity, minimize trade costs, and facilitate economic growth within ECOWAS. The research aims to assess the economic implications of deeper integration on the agrifood value chain in ECOWAS using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, offering insights into enhancing regional and global value addition and addressing trade barriers for comprehensive economic integration within ECOWAS

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Category: 2024 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 27th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA)
Date: 2024
Created: Akintola, A. (4/11/2024)
Updated: Akintola, A. (4/11/2024)
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- Infrastructure
- Non-Tariff barriers
- Supply chains
- Dynamic modeling
- Africa (West)

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