Intra-Regional Trade in Southern Africa: Structure, Performance and Challenges

June 1, 2013

Have regional trading agreements (RTAs) boosted intra-regional trade in southern Africa? How has the direction and composition of intra-regional trade in southern Africa changed during the three decades to 2008? And how can the region improve its trade performance? African leaders have long recognized the importance of regional integration as a way of supporting economic development. While the speed of their implementation has been inconsistent, the continent’s initiatives in regional economic co-operation are showing some progress.

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Topics: SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (COMESA) EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Regions: SOUTHERN AFRICA

Authors: KENNEDY K. MBEKEANI

Publishing Institution: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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