|Book Series (83)||
5. Auflage bestellen
|ISBN-13 (Hard Copy)||9783867273282|
|Place of Dissertation||Erlangen-Nürnberg|
|Keywords||Regional Trade Agreements, WTO, GAFTA, Euro-Med, Egypt.|
Beside its membership (1995) in the World Trade Organization (WTO), Egypt joined Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) such as the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) in 1997, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 1998, the European-Mediterranean Partnership Agreement (Euro-Med) in 2001 and the Aghadir Agreement in 2004. This study attempts to recognize the gap between the implementation plans and the real implementation of the Egyptian RTAs; to identify the economic potential of these RTAs; to find out the impact of institutional factors on the potential implementation of the RTAs; to identify the institutional factors behind the weak/delayed implementation; and to assess the applicability of the complex Rules of Origin (RoO) of the overlapping RTAs.