Monday, July 11, 2011

The SADC Region and EPA/EBAI - Trade Balance Analysis

The paper investigates the potential trade balance outcomes of the EPA/EBAI policies in the SADC region using the GTAP7 model and database. The analysis of these policies therefore makes conclusions on SADC member states' changes in trade balance overall, per commudity's groups and on overall welfare outcomes as a result of these poicies. The study found that although the EPA/EBAI initiative policies will potentially result in overall welfare gain in the SADC region this welfare gain will only be 6% of the EU27. Click here to access the full report.

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