Africa in the global economy / Richard E. Mshomba

Author(s): Mshomba, Richard E., 1954-
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Subjects: Africa, Sub-Saharan--Commerce
Africa, Sub-Saharan--Commercial policy
Africa, Sub-Saharan--Economic policy
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000
LC Classification: H, HF
Physical Description: xvi, 245 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Map of Africa
1. Introduction 1
2. Trade-Related Policies 13
Private Investment and Trade 13
Exchange Rate Policies 24
Agricultural Policies 31
Trade Orientation and Openness 36
Conclusion 48
Case 1. The Near Elimination of Pigeon Peas in Tanzania 50
Case 2. From Coffee to Cut Flowers in Tanzania 52
3. The Generalized System of Preferences 57
The History of GATT and the WTO 57
The History and Operation of the GSP 59
The Potential Impact of the GSP Program 67
Empirical Estimates of the Impact of the GSP Program 69
The GSP and Nontariff Barriers 80
The Benefits to Preference-Giving Countries 83
Conclusion 87
4. Two GATT Agreements: Agriculture, and Textiles and Clothing 93
Reactions to the Conclusion of the Uruguay Round 93
Sub-Saharan Africa's Agricultural Sector in the World Market 94
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 95
The Agreement on Agriculture 98
The Impact of the Agreement on Agriculture on Sub-Saharan Africa 105
Sub-Saharan African Perspectives on the Agreement on Agriculture 111
The Textile and Clothing Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa 116
Protection of the Textile and Clothing Industry in OECD Countries 121
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing 122
Other Related U.S. Trade Actions 125
The Impact of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing on Sub-Saharan Africa 128
Conclusion 129
Case. Kenya's Investment Policies, Its Textiles and Clothing Industry, and U.S. Trade Policies 132
5. International Commodity Agreements 139
Sub-Saharan Africa's Dependence on Primary Products 139
The Rationale for and Objective of International Commodity Agreements 141
Operation of International Commodity Agreements 144
Participation in International Commodity Agreements 146
Challenges Facing International Commodity Agreements 148
The Effectiveness and Costs of International Commodity Agreements 153
The Integrated Programme for Commodities 155
Conclusion 158
Case. The International Coffee Agreement 165
6. Regional Economic Integration 175
Stages of Economic Integration 175
The Static and Dynamic Impact of Economic Integration 179
Regional Economic Groups in Sub-Saharan Africa 181
Challenges Facing the Pursuit of Economic Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa 192
Conclusion 201
7. Conclusion 207
List of Abbreviations 213
References 217
Index 231
About the Book 246
Notes: LCCN: 99051382
ISBN: 1555877184 (hc : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1555874436 (pb : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-230) and index
OCLC Number: 42590924
ISBN/ISSN: 1555877184
1555874436