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Regional integration and trade liberalization in the Southern African development community

C Ng'ong'ola

in Journal of International Economic Law

Volume 3, issue 3, pages 485-506
Published in print September 2000 | ISSN: 1369-3034
Published online September 2000 | e-ISSN: 1464-3758 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiel/3.3.485
Regional integration and trade liberalization in the Southern African development community

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Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have recently ratified the Protocol establishing a free trade area. This is one of many integration or trading arrangements being established or revived in all regions and sub-regions of Africa. This, at the same time, is a unique arrangement. Some commentators regard Southern Africa as one sub-region of the continent with better prospects of successful integration. The SADC is also the regional organization that South Africa, the most important trading economy on the continent, first subscribed to upon its readmission into the international economic fraternity after the abolition of apartheid. This paper describes and discusses some distinctive features of the organization apparent from the SADC Treaty and Trade Protocol. The paper assesses, from an international trade law perspective, the potential contribution of such features to successful regional integration and trade liberalization in Southern Africa.

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Subjects: Financial Law ; Public International Law ; Economics

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