6 Trade Policies and Economic Integration Among the Arab Maghreb Union Countries
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The Arab world is facing challenges, which have now become worldwide, in seeking to achieve social and economic growth through a process of regional complementarity. Hence, in the wake of the pioneering experience of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Arab Cooperation Council and the Arab Maghreb Union were established. The various courses adopted by these three groupings were based on different strategic concerns and basic objectives. These variations in strategies were in essence dictated by the nature of human and national resources that could be mobilized for the purpose of integration, in addition to demographic factors and actual or potential levels of complementarity, but nevertheless conflict directly with the perspective of unity prevalent within the Arab League, particularly the Council of Arab Economic Unity, and the various bilateral and multilateral attempts to achieve unity among Arab countries.