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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA VI): Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment.
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In this guide, we provide links to ECA Library resources and ECA publications on the topic. It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by UNECA.


Economic Commission for Africa

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.

Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.


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A glimpse of ARIA VI


Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VI

In support of progress towards regional integration in Africa, the Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission and African Development Bank jointly produce Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA). 

ARIA VI, “Harmonizing Policies to Transform the Trading Environment,” carries forward the momentum of January 2012’s Decision and Declaration by addressing the issue of harmonizing rules of origin and trade facilitation instruments to facilitate Continental Free Trade Area negotiations by member States. The report starts with a brief overview of progress in regional integration, followed by discussions on the harmonization of three key prerequisites to pave the way for a meaningful continental market—namely rules of origin, trade facilitation instruments and cross-border linkages for information and communications technology.  

 Download ARIA VI 2015  English  l  French


UNECA Launch Assessing Regional Intergration in Africa VI (ARIA VI)

UNECA Launch Assessing Regional Intergration in Africa VI (ARIA VI)


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ECA Publications on Trade in Africa

Click here to link to ECA Resources on Trade in Africa


Books on Trade @ the ECA Library

Click here to link to books in the ECA Library's collection on Industrial Policy 

Click here for a listing of available titles on Trade facilitation in Africa


Resources on Industrial Policy from ASKIA

Click here for Access to Scientific and Socio-economic Information in Africa (ASKIA) in order to locate diverse resources on Industrial Policy in Africa


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