Impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia

The Commission published the Staff Working Document on the evaluation of the Euro-Med FTAs with six Southern-Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. The Commission Staff Working Document concludes that the Euro-Med FTAs have achieved their objectives and had positive effects on trade, GDP, welfare, consumers and workers in both the EU and the Southern Neighbourhood.

However, there are areas for improvement, such as non-tariff measures, enhancing regulatory cooperation, reinforcing Euro-Med FTAs implementation or achieving the sustainability objectives in the FTAs. In line notably with the Communication on Trade Policy Review and the Joint Communication on Renewed Partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood, there is readiness to further modernise EU’s trade and investment relations with interested partners in the Southern Neighbourhood, to better adapt them to today’s challenges.

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