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Trade Blocs in Southern Africa This paper will look at the different trade blocs and their role in economic integration in Southern Africa focusing mainly on Southern African Development Community (SADC).The table below shows some of the trade blocs that will be discussed here in … A number of African countries have consolidated to create regional trade blocs. �H'��$R 1 INTRODUCTION Trade has been the motor of economic, social and political integration of African countries for many centuries prior to the establishment of Africa’s first regional body, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), in 1963. 0000039465 00000 n The official languages used during proceeding… As the union’s name denotes, the trade bloc is made up of African countries found in the western part of the continent. endobj This trade bloc began to lose power in the late 16th Century due to increased trading of English, Roman, Dutch, and Ottoman Empire merchants. 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Rowling Media Publishing TEXT ID e5192d92 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library Regional Trading Blocs In The World Economic System INTRODUCTION : #1 Regional Trading Blocs Table 1 presents the extent to which regional trade blocs in Africa have made progress with respect to tariff reductions and the trade flow between 1995 and 2014. According to ECA( 2006), even though the African Union only recognizes eight RECs, the Each trade bloc has its own goals and objectives, but in essence they all aim to achieve economic prosperity through regional integration. 0000001722 00000 n ;��롴%a���ا�)�J�H^��iR�$�X��$ |�� 167 0 obj <>stream �� Therefore the net gain to society is the sum of areas B+D less area E. Should area E be greater than B+D, then the US could be made worse off for having joined the trade bloc. Trade Blocs page 5 consumers because of the trade bloc. Africa, and Asia amounted to mere acronyms that failed to open regional trade or collapsed amid acrimony—or both. 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