TSIA EU, Morocco and Tunisia


European Commission-DG Trade

TSIA in support of the negotiations to establish a DCFTA between the EU and Morocco and TunisiaTSIAs are a tool for the EC to incorporate sustainability into the trade policy-making process. TSIAs have become a standard part of trade negotiations and run in parallel to the actual negotiations. The main objective of the TSIA is to assess how the trade and trade-related provisions of the Deep and comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Tunisia and Morocco under negotiation could affect social, environmental and developmental issues in both the EU and respectively Tunisia and Morocco. In the TSIA, the main impacts on sustainable development of the DCFTA are identified and policy recommendations per sector (non-trade and trade) will be made that can mitigate negative and enhance positive effects of an DCFTA in the EU and respecitvely Morocco and Tunisia.The study is divided into 3 separate phases:

  • Phase 1: General analysis (quantitative and qualitative) through identification of major economic, social and environmental trends in EU and Morocco and Tunisia; CGE modelling of the DCFTA liberalisation scenario; and identification of important sectors and horizontal issues.
  • Phase 2: Detailed sector (e.g. textiles, vegetables and fruits) and horizontal issue (e.g. SPS, TBT) analyses and development of sub-sector case studies through data analysis, literature review and consultations with relevant stakeholders, like business associations.  Causal Chain Analysis is used for the various sectors.
  • Phase 3: Final overview and policy recommendations on flanking measures.