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.




African countries continue to pursue programmes and activities aimed at accelerating regional integration and cooperation arrangements on the continent. Regional integration has been part of the major agendas of African leaders in line with the objectives of the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community, also known as the Abuja Treaty, promulgated in 1991 and in force in 1994. The ultimate objective of the Abuja Treaty is the formation of an African Economic Community.


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