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Assessing regional integration in Africa VI

Harmonizing policies to transform the trading environment

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This publication comes at a time of renewed enthusiasm for shortening the period of the vision of the Abuja Treaty. The publication's overall objective is to provide analytical research that defines frameworks for African governments, the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities, towards accelerating the establishment of the African Common Market through: the speedy removal of all tariff and non-tariff barriers, obstacles to free movement of people, investments and factors of production in general across Africa, and through fast-tracking the creation of an African continental Free Trade Area.

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Acknowledgements

The sixth edition of Assessing Regional Integration in Africa, a joint publication of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), was made possible with the help of people and organizations under the leadership of Carlos Lopes (Executive Secretary of the ECA), Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (Chairperson of the AUC) and Donald Kaberuka (President of the AfDB). Thanks go to colleagues at the ECA Regional Integration and Trade Division, the AUC Trade and Industry Department and the AfDB NEPAD, Regional Integration and Trade Department, who participated in drafting and reviewing chapters. Special mention must go to Stephen Karingi, Daniel Tanoe, Laura Paez, Emmanuel Chinyama, Dawit Tesfaye, Isidore Kahoui, Alex Rugamba, Calvin Manduna, Enock Yonazi and George Mugabe. Thanks also to staff at the ECA Subregional Offices, who provided valuable inputs. Consultants Ernest Mbhuli and Maximilien Terreraho contributed material inputs.

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