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African regional trade agreements as legal regimes

James Thuo Gathii

African regional trade agreements as legal regimes

by James Thuo Gathii

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Monetary unions,
  • Foreign economic relations,
  • Free trade,
  • Foreign trade regulation,
  • Economic integration

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-470) and index.

    StatementJames Thuo Gathii
    SeriesCambridge international trade and economic law, Cambridge international trade and economic law
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKQC947 .G38 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 491 p. ;
    Number of Pages491
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25086579M
    ISBN 100521769833
    ISBN 109780521769839
    LC Control Number2011016333
    OCLC/WorldCa711048000

    Indeed, according to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S.-Kenya agreement will become a model for future trade agreements with other African countries. But rather than automatic, the process requires trade policies that are dynamic, inclusive and responsive to constantly changing national, regional and global contexts. David Luke, coordinator at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, lays out the need for a repository of real-time information on current trade negotiations to track the rules.

    Based on the types of treaty commitments contained in African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and how these RTAs are understood by their members, this article argues these RTAs are flexible legal regimes. Flexibility here refers to the following. Downloadable! Despite the marginalization of Africa in the world trade system, this article shows that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) ushered an era of economic integration with strong trade creation effects over the period Some agreements failed to deliver the expected trade gains, but the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic Community of.

    Southern Africa CTD Committee on Trade and Development the text in this booklet, it cannot be taken as an official legal interpretation of the agreements. 3 In addition, some simplifications are used in order to keep WTO rules: regional trade agreements (par 29) 86 . The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the African Union. Africa's Regional Economic Communities (RECs) include eight sub regional bodies which are the building blocks of the African .


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The author argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are best understood as flexible legal regimes particularly given their commitment to variable geometry and multiple memberships. He analyzes the progress made toward trade liberalization in each region, how the RTAs are financed, their trade remedy and judicial regimes, and how Cited by:   Book Description This is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal framework of African regional trade integration.

It will fill a huge knowledge gap and serve as an invaluable teaching and research tool for policy makers in the public and private sectors, teachers, researchers and students of African trade and cturer: Cambridge University Press.

Book Description This is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal framework of African regional trade integration. It will fill a huge knowledge gap and serve as an invaluable teaching and research tool for policy makers in the public and private sectors, teachers, researchers and students of African trade and by:   James Thuo Gathii's book is an important contribution that broaches the question of African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) from the perspective of normative legal and institutional analysis.

Given the dearth of writings about law and the legal framework of African RTAs, the book represents a timely addition that fills a gap in the : Olabisi Delebayo Akinkugbe.

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part of a book-length project titled AFRICAN REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS AS LEGAL REGIMES (Cambridge University Press forthcoming ). I Kenneth Abbott & Duncan Snidal, Hard and Soft Law in International Governance, 54 INT'L ORG.

Downloadable. This book offers a critical reflection of the North-South regional trade agreements (RTAs), known as the Economic Partnership Agreements, negotiated between the EU and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries.

This paper argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are flexible legal regimes. As flexible legal regimes, African RTAs provide a forum for cooperation on a whole range of objectives, including trade liberalization. AFRICAN REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS AS LEGAL REGIMES African regional trade integration has grown exponentially in the last decade.

This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal frame- work within which it is being pursued. Clair Gammage This book offers a critical reflection of the North-South regional trade agreements (RTAs), known as the Economic Partnership Agreements, negotiated between the EU and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries.

This paper argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are flexible legal regimes. As flexible legal regimes, African RTAs provide a forum for cooperation on a whole rang. African Regional Trade Agreements as flexible legal regimes AIntroduction Trade integration in Africa is often viewed in light of the European Union and other regional integration arrangements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

From this perspective, integration is. The author argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are best understood as flexible legal regimes particularly given their commitment to variable geometry and multiple : Cambridge University Press.

I African Regional Trade Agreements as flexible legal regimes 1 A Introduction 1 B Flexibility as enmeshment in the 'African' context 8 1 Adaptations of the Vinerian model 8 2 Flexibility as enmeshment in the African context 15 3 African RTAs as forums of.

The author argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are best understood as flexible legal regimes particularly given their commitment to variable geometry and multiple memberships.

African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes - Ebook written by James Thuo Gathii. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading. Introduction. Bilateral trade agreements (BTAs) and regional trade agreements (RTAs) are an important social phenomenon in the world today.

Literally, a bilateral trade agreement is one made between two contracting parties, and a regional trade agreement is one made between two or more contracting parties that share some common denomination known conceptually as “region.”. Regional trade agreements (RTAs) have been proliferating in the past three decades, reflecting among other things the increasing involvement of developing economies in international trade.

In Africa, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, the first RTAs were established as mechanisms that would facilitate the continent’s unity in post-colonial times.

Even today, the majority of African RTAs go. The EU has been negotiating a bilateral agreement with the EAC – the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) that could greatly impact the EAC market structure.

Local firms stand to lose to foreign firms with greater capacity under the agreement in sectors such as agriculture, retail, horticulture, fisheries, textile and clothing, dairy, and.

Regional trade agreements (RTAs) can be a useful tool in promoting growth. RTAs structure trade in a way that can increase domestic productive capacity, promote upward harmonization of standards, improve institutions, introduce technical know-how into the domestic market and increase preferential access to desirable markets.

This paper argues that African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are flexible legal regimes. As flexible legal regimes, African RTAs provide a forum for cooperation on a whole range of objectives, including trade liberalization.

They nestle or nest within these regimes an entire range of other objectives including those relating to security and the sharing of common river n RTAs have.Albany Law School Professor James Gathii’s latest book, African Regional Trade Agreements as Legal Regimes (Cambridge University Press), offers the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of trade .Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook / Agriculture and food security in Africa 30 Apr Africa’s Production and Trade: Agriculture and minerals.