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Regional Integration Efforts in Africa
Brandon Cleary 15 December 2010 IBUS2036
regional and multilateral levels.A Brief Overview The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) was created by the Economic Commission for Africa in June 2003. The main objective of the ATPC at the time of its origin was o strengthen the human and institutional capacities of African Governments to formulate and implement sound trade policies and participate more effectively in trade negotiations at the bilateral. Results achieved thus far by the ATPC include: ± ± ± Enhanced African capacity to develop technical trade proposals Increased understanding of the important role of trade in development Increased coordination and harmonization of regional and subregional trade positions Increased credibility and influence Promoting regional integration Working in collaboration with RECs and African Trade Organizations Coping with increasing scope and Complexity Overcoming capacity Constraints ± Future goals of the ATPC include: ± ± ± ± .
.Framework for Regional Integration Stage 1 ± Strengthen the institutional capabilities of the existing regional economic communities and the establishment of new treaties where none exist. ± Consolidate the establishment of an African Common Market through common policies in areas such as: Stage 4 ± The harmonization and coordination of tariff and non-tariff systems between the various regional economic communities. Step 6 ± Creation of an African monetary and economic union with a central bank and common currency. Stage 3 ± Free Trade area established for each regional economic community over a period of 10 years. Step 5 Stage 2 ± Process of stabilization of the tariff and Agriculture Transport and communication Industry Energy non-tariff barriers .