TitleAssessing regional integration in Africa VIII : bringing the Continental Free Trade Area about
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The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is a major milestone in the long march of African integration. As foreseen in the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (commonly known as the Abuja Treaty), which entered into force in 1994, the integration process is to culminate in the African Economic Community. A review of the current status of Africa’s economic integration is the subject of Chapter 2. Introduction -- Status of Regional Integration in Africa -- Conceptual Issues in the Political Economy of Integration and the CFTA -- Revisiting the Case for the CFTA -- A Win-Win Approach to the CFTA: Sharing the Benefits -- A Win-win Approach to the CFTA: Critical Policies -- Financing for Bringing the CFTA About -- CFTA Governance -- The CFTA in a Changing Trade Landscape -- Phase 2 Negotiations—Competition, Intellectual Property Rights and E-commerce.