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Boosting Intra-African Trade?

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Jan-Feb 2012)


ECDPM. 2012. GREAT Insights, Volume 1, Issue 1. January-February 2012. Maastricht: ECDPM.

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By San Bilal
The 18th African Union Summit of Heads of State was meant to provide the highest political support for “boosting intra-Africa trade” by fast-tracking the move towards greater effective integration and the setting … 

African Economic Integration and Legal Challenges
By Dr Iwa Salami
The main project covering an African-wide integration arrangement was originally known as the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which was established in 1964. Its aim was to promote economic development …

The All-Africa Free Trade Area: Revenge of the Abuja Treaty?
By Vijay Makhan
The Abuja Treaty establishing the African Economic Community almost suffered the same fate as previous development plans for Africa. No sooner had it come into force in 1994 than fresh blueprints sprouted … 

Trade and Agriculture Development for Food Security: Tapping the Potential of Regional Agricultural Trade
By Francesco Rampa
In Africa, the large majority of the population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. Trade enables farmers to capitalize on the economic potential of their produce helping to turn agriculture into one of the most …

Boosting Intra-African Trade: What Role for the External Trade Regime?
By Dominique Njinkeu
African Head of States and Governments convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 29-30 to launch a continent-wide free trade agreement (CFTA). The Summit focused on solutions to the … 

The Road to the Continental Free Trade Area is Far From Easy
By Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
One year ago, our Assembly met in Addis Ababa on the theme: “Shared Values Towards Greater Unity and Integration”. This current Summit on “Boosting Intra-African Trade”, underscores the imperative …

African Regional Cooperation: Lessons from Deep Integration?
By World Trade Organisation
This year’s World Trade report takes a close look at Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs), and analyses their relation to the multilateral trading system. This article highlights the parts of the reports focusing on … 

Services Negotiations Under the Tripartite FTA
By Paul Kruger
The Heads of State and Government of the 26 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community …

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