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  • Published 2011

Regional trade agreements in sub-Saharan Africa : supporting export diversification

@inproceedings{Dihel2011RegionalTA,
  title={Regional trade agreements in sub-Saharan Africa : supporting export diversification},
  author={Nora Carina Dihel and Ian John Douglas Gillson and Paul Brenton and Mombert Hoppe},
  year={2011}
}
This note briefly discusses the recent export performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and the impact of the global crisis on trade. It proceeds to argue that regional integration in SSA can play a critical role in allowing countries to exploit opportunities for export diversification both in regional and global markets. The note discusses recent progress in a number of regional trade agreements (RTAs) in SSA, especially with regard to reducing tariffs on regional trade, but argues that… CONTINUE READING