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

02-04-2021
Ex-post evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia
Ex-post evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean…

This report presents the results of an ex-post evaluation of the impact of trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with six partners (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia).

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the achievement of the main objectives of the trade chapters of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements as well as of the supplementary trade-related protocols or agreements complementing the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

The evaluation, commissioned by the Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE) of the European Commission, assessed the extent to which the objectives of the Euro-Med FTAs have been reached in terms of the following criteria listed in the EU’s Better Regulation guidelines and toolbox: effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and relevance.

It is expected that the evaluation will help determine best practice and lessons learned from the FTAs in order to better inform further implementation of the current Euro-Med FTAs as well as to enable cross fertilization of the gained insights across the various countries in the region to further enhance the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.