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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa IV: Enhancing Intra-African Trade

Author: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Economic Commission for Africa, African Union
Organisation: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Economic Commission for Africa, African Union
Publish Date: 2010
Country: Africa
Sector: Economic
Method: Forecasting
Theme: ICT
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Regional Integration, Africa, ICT

In spite of the constraints inherent to integration, the continent is making commendable progress in this area and the Assessing Regional Integration in Africa series are dedicated to keeping track of the process. A number of RECs have taken action to create free trade areas and customs unions; they have also introduced community passports to ease movement of goods and persons; and established macroeconomic convergence targets. In addition, a number of the RECs are harmonizing their business laws and pursuing vigorously their implementation with the aim of promoting trans-boundary businesses and investments in Africa. Significant strides have also been made in strengthening infrastructure and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development on the continent, through various programmes and initiatives at the national, regional and continental levels. Despite these impressive efforts and achievements, a lot still remains to be done. A key remaining challenge is the low level of trade within Africa. It is for this reason that this fourth report on Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA IV) is focused on intra-African Trade.
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