Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

Author/Editor:

Sanjeev Gupta ; Yongzheng Yang

Publication Date:

September 20, 2005

Electronic Access:

Link to Abstract

Summary:

In recent years, African policymakers have increasingly resorted to regional trade arrangements (RTAs) as a substitute for broad-based trade liberalization. This trend has long-term implications for the effectiveness of trade policy as a tool for poverty reduction and growth. This paper examines the record of RTAs in promoting trade and investment. It also explores policy measures that may help improve RTAs' performance.

Series:

IMF Special Issues

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 20, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781589064393/

Stock No:

ISIEA2005004

Format:

Paper

Pages:

53

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