Walkenhorst, Peter (2006): Trade policy and regionalism in the Central African Republic.
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This paper reviews the trade policy situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and identifies a number of key issues and challenges for the country. The focus of the study is thereby on how trade taxes and quantitative restrictions affect the goods sector. The analysis falls into three parts. First, the state of domestic trade policy is described, with particular emphasis on the structure and economic effects of border policies. Then, CAR’s regional integration efforts are examined, including a preliminary assessment of the impacts of the formation of the CEMAC customs union. And finally, some priorities for the attention of policy makers and international donors are identified based on the preceding analysis.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Trade policy and regionalism in the Central African Republic|
|Keywords:||Trade, tariffs, border taxes, regional integration, Economic Partnership Agreement|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F15 - Economic Integration
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy; Factor Movement Policy; Foreign Exchange Policy
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Empirical Studies of Trade
|Depositing User:||Peter Walkenhorst|
|Date Deposited:||14. Jul 2010 03:14|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 19:52|
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