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Nigeria : Time to Take the Lead on Regional and Global Trade Integration in West Africa

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Ugarte, Christian
Publication Clermont-Ferrand: Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International, 2013
Collection FERDI, Working Paper; WP 66.2013
Description 69 p.
Abstract The birth of a middle class across the continent gives room for expanding regional trade in ECOWAS. However, as a first step, commitments under the Ecowas Trade Liberalization Strategy (ETLS) should be carried out. Implementation of the ETLS is a prerequisite for raising the low levels of intra-regional trade that are attributable to the imposed barriers to trade, formal and informal. That regional strategy should not provide a distraction from the need to acquire competitiveness on world markets. In addition to comparing Nigeria’s trade performance on a comparative basis and documenting the high costs of these barriers to trade, the report makes two recommendations.
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DE MELO, Jaime, UGARTE, Christian. Nigeria : Time to Take the Lead on Regional and Global Trade Integration in West Africa. 2013 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55415

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