The Preferential Liberalization of Trade in Services: African Perspectives And Challenges

Sauvé, Pierre; Ward, Natasha (January 2012). The Preferential Liberalization of Trade in Services: African Perspectives And Challenges (NCCR Trade Working Paper 2012/01). Bern: NCCR Trade Regulation

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This chapter takes stock of the state of play of preferential trade negotiations in services in Africa. It explores the factors that lie behind the reluctance of African governments to bind service sector policy under international treaties. The chapter chronicles several ongoing initiatives aimed at deepening intra-regional trade and investment among the eight regional economic cooperation areas found on the continent. It also describes external liberalization efforts engaging Africa with the rest of the world in services trade, devoting particular attention to negotiations underway with the European Community (EC) with a view to concluding WTO-compatible Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The chapter draws attention to several novel features of the EC-CARIFORUM EPA in the services field and discusses its possible implications for Africa’s ongoing processes of integration in services markets at both the intra- and extra-regional levels. The chapter concludes with a broader discussion of a range of policy challenges confronting African governments in designing development-enhancing strategies of engagement in services trade negotiations.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation
02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Sauvé, Pierre and Ward, Natasha

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law

Series:

NCCR Trade Working Paper

Publisher:

NCCR Trade Regulation

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pablo Rahul Das

Date Deposited:

17 Aug 2016 17:01

Last Modified:

20 Feb 2020 08:52

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.83935

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/83935

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