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Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757692.071

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

Edited by Zubair Iqbal and Mohsin Khan, this volume is a collection of papers given at a seminar on trade issues in Africa, conducted by the IMF nad the African Economic Research Consortium. It represents the views...

Integration and Growth in a Globalized World Economy

Integration and Growth in a Globalized World Economy »

Series: Other Statistical Electronic Products

Author(s): Alassane Ouattara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758477.038

ISBN: 9781557758477

Keywords: regional integration, world economy, trade liberalization, globalization, global integration

Four commentaries by Alassane D. Ouattara...

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...

1 Opening Address

1 Opening Address »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to this seminar on Trade Reforms and Regional Integration in Africa, sponsored jointly by the International Monetary Fund and the African Economic Research Co...

2 Trade Reforms and Regional Integration—An Overview

2 Trade Reforms and Regional Integration—An Overview »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

During the past few years, economic performance in sub-Saharan Africa has improved significantly. Growth of real GDP has picked up, inflation has moderated, and fiscal and external current account imbalances...

3 Trade Liberalization

3 Trade Liberalization »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

The Road to Uruguay Before Uruguay: Growing Liberalization During the 1960s and the 1970s, industrial countries increasingly adopted trade liberalizati...

4 Trade Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Trade Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

This chapter assesses the role of trade reform in IMF-supported, medium-term adjustment programs in sub-Saharan Africa, by reviewing multiyear arrangements with countries in that region during the 1990s. The...

5 The Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization

5 The Revenue Implications of Trade Liberalization »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

Trade liberalization is part of the global trend toward economic integration. In recent decades, many countries have dismantled trade barriers to open their economies to international competition....

6 Globalization: Implications for Africa

6 Globalization: Implications for Africa »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

Africa has long been strongly integrated into the global economy. In respect of product markets, the typical African country trades a high share of its GDP, its economy being small and specialized in primary...

7 Why Is Trade Reform So Difficult in Africa?

7 Why Is Trade Reform So Difficult in Africa? »

Source: Trade Reform and Regional Integration in Africa

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 December 1998

ISBN: 9781557757692

Keywords: trade liberalization, regional integration, trade reform, trade taxes, tariff rates

The year 1996 was a rare good one for Africa. The continent registered its highest rate of economic growth in two decades: 5.0 percent (IMF, 1997). Among the larger economies, the star performers were Uganda...