Africa, TPP, and TTIP: Integration or isolation?

April 14, 2016

With the demise of the Doha Development Round at the World Trade Organization Ministerial in Nairobi this past December, the multilateral approach to global trade negotiations has largely ended. Given that the number of regional trade agreements has increased from 70 in 1990 to more than 270 today, it appears that it is every region for itself when it comes to global trade.

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Topics: COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (COMESA) EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (AGOA)

Regions: NORTH AMERICA ASIA-PACIFIC EUROPEAN UNION (EU) AFRICA EUROPE

Authors: THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

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