Methodology

Consultation

  • Online public consultation
  • Survey on consumers
  • Survey on SMEs
  • In-depth interviews
  • Stakeholder workshop
  • Civil society forum, to be held on 18 October 2016

Case studies

  • 8 case studies to provide sectoral and cross-cutting perspectives, focusing on:
    • Passenger cars with small and large-sized engines
    • Consumer electronic goods
    • Dairy products
    • Environmental goods and services
    • Postal services
    • Implementation of institutional mechanisms of the Trade and Sustainable Development chapter of the FTA
    • Use of tariff preferences under the FTA
    • Rules of origin
  • All case studies involve desk research, analysis of consultation results, interviews

Analysis of economic, social and environmental impacts

  • 15 specific analyses to identify the impact of the FTA in various dimensions (e.g. the impact on SMEs, EU budget, consumers, human rights etc.)
  • Methods include: descriptive analysis; econometric ex-post analysis; CGE-general equilibrium analysis; qualitative analysis