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    Tackling the excessively high costs of cross-border trade can increase regional economic integration in East Africa, writes Frank Matsaert of TradeMark East Africa...

    De-fragmenting Africa: Regional trade integration in goods and services

    Regional integration in Africa has long been recognized as essential to addressing issues related to the small economic size of many countries and the often arbitrarily drawn borders that pay little attention to the distribution of natural endowments...

    The league of Arab States: A regional perspective

    The League of Arab States has one of the lowest levels of intraregional trade in the world despite preferential market access and significant cultural homogeneity. Trade potential exists, but is as yet untapped...

    ‘The private sector is not thinking regionally’ is an echo I often hear in government circles charged with the responsibility of promoting intra-African trade. Basking in the comfort of supplying domestic markets, private businesses fear competition.....

    The world is still reeling from the worst recession since the Great Depression and the path to sustainable economic growth continues to be elusive. The tentative recovery remains fragile, particularly in developed countries where high levels of indebtedness.....

    While certain proponents of global free trade may disagree, regional trade blocs offer a compelling model for economic development. By removing barriers to trade within a region – harmonizing regulation to enable the free flow of goods, services and.....

    Cotton is one success of Zambia’s turn towards a market economy and offers a powerful tool for poverty reduction. Until recently, the industry had been dominated by the foreign-owned private sector that dictated prices and marketing arrangements for.....