Obstacles to expanding intra-African trade

Obstacles to expanding intra-African trade

Why poor infra-structure is the main impediment for intra-Africa trade

Analyses the determinants of intra-African trade (IAT) to assess the potential obstacles to greater sub-regional trade.

Finds that

    infrastructure, particularly poor telecommunication networks and weak transport communications, is a crucial factor hindering intra-Africa trade (IAT)
  • sound economic policies, such as the adoption of Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) and good exchange-rate management, are conducive to IAT


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