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Regional Trade Arrangements

Regional Trade Arrangements »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752277.084

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional trade arrangements have recently attracted growing interest, as existing schemes are either being extended or revived and new groupings are being formed. This study reviews recent initiatives and the exper...

Asian Monetary Integration
			: Will It Ever Happen?

Asian Monetary Integration : Will It Ever Happen? »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451980813.029

ISBN: 9781451980813

Keywords: monetary integration, intraregional trade, monetary union, monetary policy, trade integration

This paper examines the possibility of Asian monetary integration. The paper highlights that the objectives and motivations behind the continuing debate for Asian monetary integration have now evolved. The objectiv...

Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064393.058

ISBN: 9781589064393

Keywords: Trade, Trade policy, trade liberalization, intraregional trade, regional integration, trade barriers, regional trade

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 effectivene...

Payments Arrangements and the Expansion of Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

Payments Arrangements and the Expansion of Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Sena Eken , John Laker , and Shailendra Anjaria

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 1982

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750792.084

ISBN: 9781557750792

Keywords: intraregional trade, foreign exchange, preferential trade, trade area, preferential trade area

In late 1979, the African Center for Monetary Studies requested, on behalf of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB), that the Fund staff prepare a study describing the existing payments, exchange control,...

I Introduction

I Introduction »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional integration is not new. It has been a continuing part of the post-World War II trade landscape. Recently, however, it has attracted increased interest. Existing arrangements have been, or are being,...

II Economic Costs and Benefits of Regional Integration

II Economic Costs and Benefits of Regional Integration »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

An assessment of the economic costs and benefits of regional integration depends on the yardstick against which these are judged. 3 Theoretical arguments and historical experience...

III Recent Initiatives

III Recent Initiatives »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

There is great potential for increases in the number of regional integration arrangements in Europe, the Western Hemisphere, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East—and in their overlap in terms of members...

IV Experience with Regional Integration: Industrial Countries

IV Experience with Regional Integration: Industrial Countries »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional arrangements among the industrial countries generally aim to improve the welfare of participating countries by reducing or eliminating restrictions impeding closer integration of members’ national m...

V Experience with Regional Integration: Developing Countries

V Experience with Regional Integration: Developing Countries »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional integration schemes have featured highly in the policy agenda of developing country governments during the past three decades, although the strength of the commitment to such arrangements has fluctu...

VI Implications of Regional Integration for the Multilateral System

VI Implications of Regional Integration for the Multilateral System »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1992

ISBN: 9781557752277

Keywords: regional integration, free trade, regional arrangements, regional trade, intraregional trade

Regional trading arrangements—bilateral as well as plurilateral—have been a fairly constant feature of the world trading system. The recent trend toward regionalism, however, may be qualitatively different f...