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GTAP Resource #4010

"Economic Effect of the proposed COMESA-SADC-EAC Free Trade Area on Eastern Africa"
by Mold, Andrew and Rodgers Mukwaya

African governments have embraced regional integration as a strategy to accelerate economic development and reduce poverty. The primary goal of regional integration through Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA’s) is to promote trade and deeper integration by reducing trade barriers and increasing market access to member countries. The proposed Free Trade Area between the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the South African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC), has the main objective of strengthening and deepening economic integration in the southern and eastern Africa region. The COMESEA-SADC-EAC free trade area would include 26 African countries (more than half of the countries in Africa) with 57% of the population of the African Union. The free trade area is therefore considered an important milestone in the economic integration of the African continent.

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Category: GTAP Application
Status: Not published
Date: 2012
Created: Batta, G. (10/16/2012)
Updated: Batta, G. (10/16/2012)
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- Economic analysis of poverty
- Africa (East)

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