The Multiliteral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use Of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies In The SADC, SACU And COMESA

The paper seeks to explore the relationship between the Multilateral Trade System (MTS) and the African Regional Integration System(s)(RIS). This is done through the analysis of norm formation on trade in Regional Integration Systems (RIS). In this analysis, the manner in which the African Regional Integration Systems use the soft and hard law strategies to reproduce themselves institutionally on trade issues is carefully explored . This is done by looking at specific case studies of COMES A, SADC and SACU. This approach will help to reveal the degree of policy awareness and consistency, or lack thereof in the processes that leads to institutional decision-making and outcomes in these Regional Integration Systems. It is the contention of this paper that the African RIS have not sufficiently and efficiently used their own internal institutional processes to allow for a coherent interaction between them and the MTS. In carrying the analysis forward the ' landscape' of tensions and contradictory interactions between the MTS and the RIS is explored. The nexus between the Africa Continental Integration programmes and the RIS programmes is carefully evaluated. 

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APA

MURANGI, N (2021). The Multiliteral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use Of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies In The SADC, SACU And COMESA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-multiliteral-trade-system-and-the-african-regional-integration-systems-the-use-of-soft-law-and-hard-law-strategies-in-the-sadc-sacu-and-comesa

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MURANGI, NOKOKURE "The Multiliteral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use Of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies In The SADC, SACU And COMESA" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-multiliteral-trade-system-and-the-african-regional-integration-systems-the-use-of-soft-law-and-hard-law-strategies-in-the-sadc-sacu-and-comesa. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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MURANGI, NOKOKURE . "The Multiliteral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use Of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies In The SADC, SACU And COMESA". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Apr. 2021. Web. 20 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-multiliteral-trade-system-and-the-african-regional-integration-systems-the-use-of-soft-law-and-hard-law-strategies-in-the-sadc-sacu-and-comesa >.

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MURANGI, NOKOKURE . "The Multiliteral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use Of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies In The SADC, SACU And COMESA" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-multiliteral-trade-system-and-the-african-regional-integration-systems-the-use-of-soft-law-and-hard-law-strategies-in-the-sadc-sacu-and-comesa

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NOKOKURE MURANGI Field: Law Type: Thesis 125 PAGES (27918 WORDS) (pdf)