August 2008.  See Committee on Regional Trade Agreements, Gulf Cooperation Council Customs Union – Notification from Saudi Arabia, WTO Doc. WT/REG222/N/1, 20 November 2006. See also WTO Doc. WT/REG276/N/1 (8 October 2009) and WTO Doc. WT/REG276/N/1/Rev.1 (17 November 2009).  See Committee on Regional Trade Agreements, WTO Doc. WT/REG286/N/1, 1 July 2010; and Committee on Trade and Development, WTO Doc.
Committee on Trade and Development
Africa is currently at a risk of reaching the zenith of bilateralism/regionalism in terms of the number of regional trade agreements (RTAs) present in the continent. Yet the advantages of close economic integration have not yet been adequately witnessed in African Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs). Moreover, it is generally the case that each African state is a member to at least two or more RTAs. This has created the quintessential spaghetti bowl on the continent.