Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87585
Authors: 
Maliszewska, Maryla
Orlova, Iryna
Taran, Svitlana
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CASE Network Reports 88
Abstract: 
The aim of this study is to estimate the impact of the removal of NTBs in trade between the EU and its selected CIS partners: Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan (CIS5). The report includes a discussion of methodologies of measurement of non-tariff barriers and the impact of their removal, including a review of previous studies focusing on CEE and CIS regions. Further, we employ a computable general equilibrium model encompassing the following three pillars of trade facilitation: legislative and regulatory approximation, reform of customs rules and procedures and liberalization of the access of foreign providers of services. We conclude that a reduction of NTBs and improved access to the EU market would bring significant benefits to the CIS5 countries in terms of welfare gains, GDP growth, increases in real wages and expansion of international trade. The possible welfare implications of deep integration with the EU range from 5.8% of GDP in Ukraine to sizeable expected gains in Armenia (3.1%), Russia (2.8%), Azerbaijan (1.8%) and Georgia (1.7%).
Subjects: 
Institutional harmonization
European integration
European Neighborhood Policy
ENP
non-tariff barriers
NTBs
Computable General Equilibrium
CGE model
JEL: 
F13
F14
F15
F17
ISBN: 
978-83-7178-498-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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