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UPSA Law School Africa Trade Roundtable: Towards Zero Barriers: AfCFTA and Regional Trade Unions

September 27, 2021

UPSA Law School presents Africa Trade Roundtable themed "Towards Zero Barriers: AfCFTA and Regional Trade Unions" 

Date: Wednesday, 29th September, 2021

Time: 15.00 GMT

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REVIEW III of Regional Developmentalism through Law: Establishing an African Economic Community, Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa, Routledge, 2018

The book traces the evolution of regionalism and regional integration on the continent, from the Organization of African Unity through to the African Union but, unlike earlier treatises on regionalism, Bashi Rudahindwa rightly places emphasis on the role of the legal framework. He draws comparisons with other regional economic integration projects: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Common Market of the Southern Cone (MERCOSUR), the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the European Union (EU), to argue for greater emphasis in the AU on capacity building, and the need to utilize law to support regulatory and institutional frameworks to facilitate trade and industrialization, and interventionist measures aimed at promoting structural transformation.