Measuring Economic Competitiveness of Magharib Countries Export Commodities
Issam A.W. Mohamed
Al-Neelain University - Department of Economics
July 25, 2012
The geographic structure of the Magharib countries necessitates its political and economic partnership. However, there were many hindrances that curtailed further mutual benefits in the past decades. That minimized its economic cooperation in many ways. The emergence of the WTO adds to questions of the best method that can activate the Magharib Union. On the long run, it is possible that joining the WTO can help to produce positive results on their economic potentials and trade competitiveness if they can improve their commodities and service quality and reach the international recommended levels. Moreover, if they can overcome inter and intra organizational disputes and coordinate the Magharib partnership by curing structural failures that can help to have better utilization of their countries' potentials. That will better their ranks in the international competitiveness standards. Tunisia ranked 40, Morocco 73. Algeria 83, Libya 88 while Mauritania was 127 in the report 0f 2010. That necessities certain collective strategies for their economic and trade policies. The paper compares that with Malaysia as a benchmark and then attempts to improvise a competition measurement to the Magharib countries economies.
Note: Downloadable document is in Arabic.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: Magharib Economic Partnership, Trade Union, Strategic Planning, Cooperation, Competitveness Measurement
JEL Classification: A00, A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, F00, F1, F2, F10, F19working papers series
Date posted: July 26, 2012
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