The role of EFTA in European economic integration.
Emil Ems
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This edition was published in by European Free Trade Association in Geneva.

Written in English

30 pages

EFTA's establishment and evolution form an important part of the development of economic integration in Western Europe. This role of EFTA is surveyed from an economist's perspective in this Report. The Report starts with EFTA's development alongside the EC during its first thirty years and analyses the trade creation and diversion effects of the integration process in those times. It proceeds with looking at the more recent integration aspects of the 1990s, such as, participation in the EEA, the creation of trade agreements with the CEECs, and the emergence of a forceful multilateral trade institution out of GATT. Finally it discusses the role that a smaller EFTA could still play in the future, as a promoter of the basic concept of freee trade among nations. Throughout the Report, results from economic research in EFTA are used to illustrate the main points of the argument. Thus it also provides a glimpse of thirty years of research on economic issues of trade and integration carried out by the European Free Trade Association.

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EFTA's establishment and evolution form an important part of the development of economic integration in Western Europe. This role of EFTA is surveyed from an economist's perspective in this Report. The Report starts with EFTA's development alongside the EC during its first thirty years and analyses the trade creation and diversion effects of the integration process in those times. It proceeds with looking at the more recent integration aspects of the 1990s, such as, participation in the EEA, the creation of trade agreements with the CEECs, and the emergence of a forceful multilateral trade institution out of GATT. Finally it discusses the role that a smaller EFTA could still play in the future, as a promoter of the basic concept of freee trade among nations. Throughout the Report, results from economic research in EFTA are used to illustrate the main points of the argument. Thus it also provides a glimpse of thirty years of research on economic issues of trade and integration carried out by the European Free Trade Association.

The role of EFTA in European economic integration.

This edition was published in by European Free Trade Association in Geneva.


Table of Contents

Part 1 TOWARDS FREE TRADE IN GOODS IN EUROPE 1
Thirty years of agreements in trade in goods - an overview 1
Impacts on trade and welfare 5
Trade creation and diversion 1958 to 1972 7
Trade readjustment 1972 to 1989 8
Part 2 RESPONSE TO THE INTERNAL MARKET 9
Negotiating the EEA 9
The costs of non-participation 13
The gains from forming an EEA 17
The issue of membership in the EC 19
Part 3 NEW CHALLENGES 21
Is there room for Central and Eastern Europe? 21
European integration – building block or stumbling block for global trade liberalisation? 24
WHAT FUTURE FOR EFTA? 26

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EFTA Economic Affairs Department – Occasional Paper no. 40

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OL17356655M

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