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By Henry Kyambalesa

Debates as to what African monetary integration and improvement really includes rage throughout foreign monetary agencies, nationwide govt and NGOs across the world. regardless of the glare of media realization and the location, this factor has on foreign political agendas, few finished bills exist that totally study why this procedure may be an inevitable within the twenty first century, and the way integration of nationwide economies may be attuned to achieving the socio-economic ambitions and aspirations of member-countries. This publication addresses this challenge. It combines idea with program, enumerating the imperatives and projects governments should be pressured to confront; supplying insights for educators and scholars in African improvement, for coverage makers in African governments, and for inter-governmental companies.

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1 Forms of Integration Essentially, the term ‘economic integration’ is used in this book to refer to the formation of an inter-governmental organization (IGO) by three or more countries to create a larger and more open economy expected to benefit member-countries. ’2 Essentially, the term ‘shallow integration’ refers to any form or stage of economic integration whose scope is limited to border-related issues—that is, tariffs and non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs). ‘Deep integration,’ on the other hand, goes beyond border-related issues; among other things, it entails harmonization of member-countries’ important economic institutions, as well as legal, product-safety, labeling, environmental, and technical standards.

Ibid. , The Customs Union Issue (New York, 1950), pp. , ‘Regional Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa,’ Africa Insight, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1997, p. 1 Counterfeit Labeling The Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has warned that Zambian exports are headed for a complete disaster following reports that COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) Certificates of Origin are being issued to foreign traders falsely purporting to have goods manufactured in Zambia. The goods are actually imported into Zambia from non-COMESA countries, and are generally of poor quality; they are unpacked, their original identification destroyed and then wrapped in Zambian labels for submission to government authorities in the country in order to obtain COMESA Certificates of Origin.

This increase represents what may be referred to as the ‘welfare effect’ associated with the integration of national economies. Production of mattresses by Zambian manufacturers, however, declines from Q2 to Q1 units due to the availability of low-cost imports in the country. The decline represents what may be designated as the ‘production effect’ resulting from economic integration. (b) Trade-diverting integration: As stated earlier, integration of national economies is said to be ‘trade-diverting’ if it leads to a shift in product origin from a lowcost nonmember-country producer to a high-cost member-country producer.

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