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Intra-Industry Trade Between Members of the PTA/COMESA Regional Trading Arrangement

F-M Musonda

Working Papers from African Economic Research Consortium

Abstract: Using available bilateral trade data between members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) formerly PTA, this study estimated the extent of intra-industry trade and the factors that determine this trade in the region. The results of the study show that indeed this trade does exist and it is determined by the same factors as found in other regions. The principal determinant is distance, which has a negative significant relationship with intra-industry trade.

Keywords: TRADE; TRADE AGREEMENTS; REGIONAL ANALYSIS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 O18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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