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I Introduction

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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...

III Institutional and Legal Issues

III Institutional and Legal Issues »

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

A number of institutional and legal issues arise as a result of efforts toward intensified EC-EFTA cooperation. There is a need for increased mutual recognition in civil law, particularly with regard to comm...

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-...

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...

IV Effects of Integration

IV Effects of Integration »

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 EC internal market program has potential effects on the allocation of resources not only within the EC but also in countries with close ties to the Community, such as the EFTA countries. Increased integr...

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...

5 Inflation and Monetary Policy Reform

5 Inflation and Monetary Policy Reform »

Source: Australia : Benefiting from Economic Reforms

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 1998

ISBN: 9781557757326

Keywords: inflation, unemployment, monetary policy, employment, current account deficit

A key feature of Australia’s economic performance in the 1970s and for most of the 1980s was relatively high inflation. In the 1970s, inflation rose more sharply than in other OECD countries and, in the 1980...

V Trade and the Environment

V Trade and the Environment »

Source: International Trade Policies : Volume II The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Background Papers

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Peter Uimonen , Arvind Subramanian , Naheed Kirmani , Nur Calika , Michael Leidy , and Richard Harmsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 1995

ISBN: 9781557754578

Keywords: competition, free trade, trade diversion, competition policy, competition policies

Concern about the environment has grown markedly in the recent past. At the Earth Summit in 1992, governments collectively espoused the concept of “sustainable development”—meeting present needs without comp...

VI Regional Trading Arrangements

VI Regional Trading Arrangements »

Source: International Trade Policies : Volume II The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Background Papers

Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys

Author(s): Peter Uimonen , Arvind Subramanian , Naheed Kirmani , Nur Calika , Michael Leidy , and Richard Harmsen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 February 1995

ISBN: 9781557754578

Keywords: competition, free trade, trade diversion, competition policy, competition policies

Regional trading arrangements 2 have become increasingly important in the relations among Fund members. This paper reviews recent developments in regional trading arrangements, fa...