Skip navigation

Working Paper

Economic Integration in the Mashreq

ACCORD AGREEMENT ON TRADE AIR AIR TRAFFIC AIR TRANSPORT AIR TRANSPORT SECTOR APPLICABLE LAW ARAB FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BARRIERS TO TRADE BENCHMARKS BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BORDER CROSSING BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE BORDER TRADE CAPITAL FLOWS CAPITAL INFLOWS CAPITAL MARKETS CARRIERS COMMON MARKET CONSUMER INTERESTS CONTAINER TRAFFIC CROSS-BORDER TRADE CUSTOMS CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCEDURES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DRIVERS ECONOMIC AGREEMENTS ECONOMIC COOPERATION ECONOMIC CRISIS ECONOMIC INTEGRATION EUROPEAN UNION EXPORT CAPACITY EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION EXPORT GROWTH EXPORT PRODUCTS EXPORTERS EXPORTS EXTERNAL TRADE FINANCIAL SECTOR FINANCIAL SERVICES FLIGHT SAFETY FOREIGN CAPITAL FOREIGN CARRIERS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FREE TRADE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS FREE TRADE AREA FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION FREE TRADE ZONE FUEL FUEL TRADE FUELS GDP GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS GLOBAL ECONOMY GLOBALIZATION GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES GRAVITY MODEL GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HARMONIZATION OF REGULATIONS IMPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATION AGREEMENTS INTERNATIONAL BANK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TRADE INTRAREGIONAL TRADE MOBILITY MODAL CHOICES MODE OF TRANSPORTATION NET EXPORTER OIL EXPORTER OPEN SKIES OPENNESS PORT CHARGES PREFERENTIAL AGREEMENTS PREFERENTIAL TRADING ARRANGEMENTS QUALITY OF TRANSPORT RAILWAY RAILWAY NETWORK RAILWAYS REAL EXCHANGE RATE REGIONAL AGREEMENTS REGIONAL INTEGRATION REGIONAL INTEGRATION AGREEMENTS REGIONAL TRADE ROAD ROAD TRANSPORT ROAD VEHICLES ROADS ROUTE ROUTES RULES OF ORIGIN SKILLED LABOR TARIFF REFORM TAX TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOURISM TRACK GAUGE TRADE AGREEMENT TRADE AGREEMENTS TRADE COSTS TRADE DIVERSION TRADE FACILITATION TRADE FLOWS TRADE IN GOODS TRADE INTEGRATION TRADE LIBERALIZATION TRADE LOSSES TRADE MORE TRADE PERFORMANCE TRADE POLICIES TRADE PROMOTION TRADE REFORM TRADE REFORMS TRADE RESTRICTIONS TRADE ROUTES TRADE VOLUME TRADE VOLUMES TRANSPORT TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TRUE UNEMPLOYMENT WORLD TRADE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WTO
52
0

Attachments [ 0 ]

There are no files associated with this item.

More Details

Washington, DC
Middle East and North Africa | Egypt, Arab Republic of | Iraq | Jordan | Lebanon | Syrian Arab Republic | West Bank and Gaza
2017-08-15T16:33:45Z | 2017-08-15T16:33:45Z | 2010-10

This report reviews the status of Mashreq countries' economic integration with the world, with the Arab world, and within the Mashreq sub-region itself. It examines the drivers of progress to date and barriers to further integration. It focuses on Mashreq countries' participation in integration agreements; integration through trade, labor, and capital flows; and physical infrastructure. The main findings are that Mashreq countries trade more with the European Union (EU) than with other countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) or among themselves, but account for a significant share of MENA's trade in services. With the exception of Iraq, a major oil exporter, the Mashreq countries export a relatively large share of manufactured goods-surpassed only by Tunisia and Morocco. Mashreq exports are relatively less concentrated than other MENA countries, with the exception of Tunisia and Morocco. Regional economic integration would be enhanced through better trade facilitation procedures and by better transport infrastructure. Policies relating to further improving the investment climate and private sector development also matter.

Comments

(Leave your comments here about this item.)

Item Analytics

Select desired time period