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I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

The member states of the European Community (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) have a special relationship based on geographic proximity, a shared history, common values and—as many see it—a...

X Tax Harmonization

X Tax Harmonization »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

With the implementation of free mobility of commodities and factor inputs, the EC Commission has stressed the need for tax harmonization. The Commission has given top priority to harmonizing indirect taxes,...

IX European Monetary Unification and the EFTA

IX European Monetary Unification and the EFTA »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Although the establishment of an economic and monetary union (EMU) is not part of the internal market program, its completion is sometimes seen as a precondition for the program’s success because of the far-...

V Trade in Goods

V Trade in Goods »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Most of the trade in goods between the EC and EFTA is in industrial products, which account for more than 90 percent of EFTA exports. Although fish products account for only a small percentage of total EFTA...

VII Labor Mobility

VII Labor Mobility »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

The free movement of labor is one of the four freedoms viewed by the EC as essential to the success of the internal market program. It requires that citizens of the member states be free to engage in their p...

II Background

II Background »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Origins of the EC and EFTA The issue of economic and political integration has been on the Western European agenda since the end of World War II (Siegler, 1961). The first step towar...

VI Transport Services

VI Transport Services »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

Liberalization of the EC’s transport sector is important not only because of its size, but also because extensive restrictions in the sector are thought to have had a negative impact on trade and industry. T...

VIII Financial Services and Capital Movements

VIII Financial Services and Capital Movements »

Source: The Impact of the European Community's internal Market on the EFTA : Occa Paper No.74

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 December 1990

ISBN: 9781557751744

The Community’s efforts to create a European financial area 59 are two-pronged: the removal of all barriers that inhibit cross-border trade in financial services and the establish...

III OTC Derivatives Markets: Size, Structure, and Business Practices

III OTC Derivatives Markets: Size, Structure, and Business Practices »

Source: Modern Banking and OTC Derivatives Markets : The Transformation of Global Finance and its Implications for Systemic Risk

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Burkhard Drees , Garry Schinasi , Charles Kramer , and R. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2001

ISBN: 9781557759993

Keywords: Banking systems, Markets

This section provides an overview of OTC derivatives markets, with particular emphasis on those aspects that are relevant to an assessment of systemic financial risks. It begins with a description of the siz...

IV Regulatory Environment for OTC Derivatives Activities

IV Regulatory Environment for OTC Derivatives Activities »

Source: Modern Banking and OTC Derivatives Markets : The Transformation of Global Finance and its Implications for Systemic Risk

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Burkhard Drees , Garry Schinasi , Charles Kramer , and R. Craig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2001

ISBN: 9781557759993

Keywords: Banking systems, Markets

Although OTC derivatives on the whole tend to be lightly regulated (as noted in Section III), regulatory systems that are relevant for OTC derivatives can be complex and can have identifiable effects on the...