Morocco's Trade, between Free Trade Agreements and Integration into the African Union: Which Potential for Morocco's Foreign Trade?

Oumaima Saadallah, Benaceur Outtaj

Abstract

In a context characterized by a remarkable consolidation of Morocco's efforts to effectively integrate the globalization process, represented mainly by the signing of free trade agreements and the orientation towards intra-regional trade with the African continent, this work aims at analyzing the trade flows of Morocco and its two main trading partners; those of the African continent and those with which it has signed free trade agreements, over the period 2000-2018. For this purpose, we use an augmented gravity model to estimate trade between Morocco and these two groups of partner countries, and then simulate and calculate the trade potential between Morocco and these countries. The results we generated demonstrate the existence of a trade potential not yet exploited by Morocco in the two cases studied. The effective exploitation of the latter would allow the Kingdom to boost its trade.

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in Harvard Style

Saadallah O. and Outtaj B. (2021). Morocco's Trade, between Free Trade Agreements and Integration into the African Union: Which Potential for Morocco's Foreign Trade?. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business - Volume 1: FEMIB, ISBN 978-989-758-507-4, pages 80-88. DOI: 10.5220/0010447400800088


in Bibtex Style

@conference{femib21,
author={Oumaima Saadallah and Benaceur Outtaj},
title={Morocco's Trade, between Free Trade Agreements and Integration into the African Union: Which Potential for Morocco's Foreign Trade?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business - Volume 1: FEMIB,},
year={2021},
pages={80-88},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010447400800088},
isbn={978-989-758-507-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business - Volume 1: FEMIB,
TI - Morocco's Trade, between Free Trade Agreements and Integration into the African Union: Which Potential for Morocco's Foreign Trade?
SN - 978-989-758-507-4
AU - Saadallah O.
AU - Outtaj B.
PY - 2021
SP - 80
EP - 88
DO - 10.5220/0010447400800088