Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics

, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 107–126 | Cite as

Liberalizing the Swiss Meat Market with the EU: Welfare Effects and Impacts on Third Countries

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This article analyzes the welfare effects of multilateral versus bilateral trade liberalization between Switzerland and the EU in the meat sector. A multi-market multi-region partial equilibrium model is used. The removal of tariffs and tariff rate quotas between Switzerland and the EU results in noticeable net welfare gains for Switzerland. The impacts on the EU and on the rest of the world are minimal. However, multilateral trade liberalization is still first best.


Free trade agreement welfare effects partial equilibrium analysis meat market 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Decisions, Agricultural Economics GroupSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland

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