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Title Building bridges : an Egypt-U.S. free trade agreement / Ahmed Galal, Robert Z. Lawrence, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, [1998]


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Description vii, 121 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Overview / Ahmed Galal and Robert Z. Lawrence --2. Toward an Egypt-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: An Egyptian Perspective / Ahmed Galal and Sahar Tohamy --3. Toward an Egypt-U.S. Free Trade Agreement: A U.S. Perspective / Robert Z. Lawrence -- 4. Economic Incentives and Effects / Bernard Hoekman, Denise Konan and Keith Maskus
Overview / Ahmed Galal and Robert Lawrence -- An Egyptian perspective / Ahmed Galal and Sahar Tohamy -- A U.S. perspective / Robert Z. Lawrence -- Economic incentives and effects / Bernard Hoekman, Denise Konan, and Keith Maskus
Summary In April 1997, Egyptian President Mubarak and U.S. Vice President Gore agreed to explore the possibility of creating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Egypt and the United States. The very idea of such an agreement has been met by controversy and skepticism from critics in both countries. The authors of this book, however, believe that the case for considering an FTA between the United States and Egypt rests on solid economic and political grounds. This book offers U.S. and Egyptian policymakers answers to such pertinent questions as: What form should an FTA agreement take? Should it concentrate on border barriers or cover other aspects such as investments and services? What are the likely implications for both countries? And how will such an agreement affect the rest of the region? Its conclusions will be relevant to policymakers elsewhere in their pursuit of similar regional trade agreements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Free trade -- Egypt.
Free trade -- United States.
Egypt -- Commercial treaties.
Egypt -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
United States -- Commercial treaties.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Egypt.
Author Galal, Ahmed, 1948-
Lawrence, Robert Z., 1949-
Brookings Institution.
LC no. 98025421
ISBN 0815730306 (cloth : alk. paper)