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Comesa and Sadc :, Prospects and Challenges for Regional Trade Integration, Padamja Khandelwal

Abstract
Regional integration has been seen in Africa as a means of encouraging trade and securing economies of scale. This paper examines in detail the prospects and challenges for trade expansion in the two most prominent arrangements in eastern and southern Africa: the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). It finds that possibilities of growth in intraregional trade may be limited, but that the two arrangements offer opportunities for member countries to gain policy credibility for trade reforms and tariff liberalization and to address structural weaknesses. In this regard, the negotiation of the Economic Partnership Agreements with the European Union can also have a significant impact
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""EXECUTIVE SUMMARY""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. FEATURES OF COMESA AND SADC""; ""III. PROSPECTS OF COMESA AND SADC""; ""IV. CHALLENGES IN TARIFF LIBERALIZATION AND HARMONIZATION""; ""V. EUROPEAN UNION� ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ( EPA) NEGOTIATIONS""; ""VI. CONCLUSION""; ""Annex I. Features of SADC and COMESA""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (43 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781452712697

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