A review of trade liberalisation and trade between Jordan and the United States

El-Anis, I ORCID: 0000-0002-6918-4544, 2013. A review of trade liberalisation and trade between Jordan and the United States. International Journal of Peace and Development Studies, 4 (6), pp. 116-124. ISSN 2141-6621

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Abstract

Promoting trade is a key aspect of Jordan’s development policy. As a developing country, increasing exports and maintaining a healthy balance of trade with its trading partners are amongst the government’s most important goals. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with the United States in 2000 is a cornerstone of Jordan’s foreign economic policy and a key test case for its broader policy of trade liberalisation. Yet while there is some evidence for a positive relationship between trade liberalisation, and increased bilateral trade and economic growth, this approach to development is also criticised for opening up developing markets to competition from their more advanced counterparts. This investigation argues that FTAs do facilitate bilateral trade but that states with large and advanced economies benefit more than small developing states and markets. To explore this argument, this study examines overall levels of bilateral trade between Jordan and the United States before and after the JUSFTA came into effect. Linear trendline projections are used to offer a comparison between experienced levels of trade and projected potential levels of trade based on pre-JUSFTA era data.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Peace and Development Studies
Creators: El-Anis, I.
Publisher: Academic Journals
Place of Publication: Nairobi
Date: 2013
Volume: 4
Number: 6
ISSN: 2141-6621
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.5897/ijpds2013.0170DOI
Rights: © 2013 Academic Journals
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24304

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