PB 01/P8 - What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of a free trade area in the Southern African region

Date of Publication:
February 2001

Integration can take many forms and as such, the question necessarily arises; is a free trade area the ideal mechanism for the southern African region? Is the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Area (FTA) likely to succeed in the regions’ current economic environment? This policy brief considers the merits and pitfalls of a free trade agreement for the southern African region.

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