Integration along the Abuja road map - A progress report
Jaime de Melo (),
Nouar Meriem and
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Nouar Meriem: FERDI
No P191, Working Papers from FERDI
This paper reviews integration among the eight African Regional Economic Communities by comparing their characteristics and progress with three other South–South Regional Integration Arrangements. Three conclusions emerge: (i) slow progress towards meeting overly ambitious objectives; (ii) small changes in the destination of trade across all Regional Economic Communities, indicative of persistent high trade costs and few new manufactures products destined for geographically close markets; and (iii) compared with other South–South Regional Integration Arrangements, the Regional Economic Communities include a high number of provisions not covered in Word Trade Organization negotiations, but these have low legal enforceability. Reasons for this slow progress are explored in the paper.
Keywords: intégration; régionale (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F55 F63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Integration along the Abuja road map - A progress report (2017)
Working Paper: Integration along the Abuja road map: A progress report (2017)
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