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  • American Free Trade Area And Customs Unions
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    Introduction In an era of globalization when states are becoming increasingly interdependent, regionalism is seen as an intermediary stage for further multilateral trade liberalization. There are, however, two types of regionalism. One is discriminatory where there is free trade amongst the members of the region but non-members are excluded as in the case of free trade areas, such as the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) and customs unions, such as the European Union (EU), and the third typ...
  • Italian Somaliland
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    Between the 7th and 10th cent., immigrant Muslim Arabs and Persians established trading posts along Somalia's Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean coasts; Mogadishu began its existence as a trading station. During the 15th and 16th cent., Somali warriors regularly joined the armies of the Muslim sultanates in their battles with Christian Ethiopia. British, French, and Italian imperialism all played an active role in the region in the 19th cent. Great Britain's concern with the area was largely to safeg...
  • Pacific Rim A Free Trade Region
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    Why APEC Little do most people know in the US but we are members to over 50 organiztons in this world. And they deal with anything from world health to world trade. The only thing that can make our nations prosperous is our trade. Currently the Pacific Rim is the most diverse trade market the US is involved in. APEC (Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation) represents 47% of the world's trade and 53% of the world population, this is the US's trade organization in this region. Currently, APEC is tryin...
  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Regional Integration
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    Regional Paper What role does regional integration play in promoting global business? Are there advantages and disadvantages of regional integration? This paper will answer those questions as well as compare and contrast the economic development stages of countries within a chose region and the effect of the economic development in global business. The geographical region that will be analyzed will be the countries along the Pacific Rim. Regional integration is the integration of several countri...
  • Production And Trade For The Caribbean Region
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    CARIBBEAN POLITICS and SOCIETY Caribbean Integration Rationale for Integration. The Caribbean remains fragmented both economically and politically as a result of competition and conflict among the European powers. Fragmentation is in part the product of a long history as separate colonies of a metropolitan power or powers. It is also in part the psychological effects on people of separation by sea. The case for regional integration is both simple and irrefutable. First we are small and we need t...
  • Impact Of Democratization On Regional Security
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    In important respects, the regional context of the Western Hemisphere has changed dramatically in the past decade. Authoritarian rule has given way to democracy in almost every Latin American country; societies wrenched by years of violent and costly civil wars, driven by Cold War ideological rivalries, have decided to settle their differences with ballots rather than bullets; state-controlled, closed economies have been pried open, both by the distress of massive debt and the opportunity of new...
  • Northern And Southern Regions Of Nigeria
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    Nigeria had an eventful history. More than 2,000 years ago, the Nok culture in the present plateau state worked iron and produced experienced terracotta sculpture. The history of the northern cities of Kano and Katrina dates back to approximately 1000 A.D. In the following centuries, Hausa Kingdoms and the Bornu Empire became important terminals of north-south trade between North African Berbers and the forest people, exchanging slaves, ivory, and other products. The Yoruba Kingdom of Oo was fou...
  • Caribbean's Involvement In Globalization And International Trade
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    Emerging Markets and Regions - Caribbean Shelly King International Business MGT/448 Ignacio Arrobas [FAC] July 9, 2003 Introduction The Eastern Caribbean is made up 0 f 600-mile long sweep of islands known as the Lesser Antilles. Collectively, they " re a mixture of African, European and East Indian influences and it's possible to island hop between the cultural extremes. It's a mecca for diving, tropical hikes, and epic waterfalls rich in colonial history. The area is home to many thriving and ...
  • International Trade And Regional Economics
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    International Trade and Regional Economics As economic integration among nations emerges at the dominant mechanism affecting trade patterns, the global economy is rapidly evolving into a patchwork of regional blocs. International trade is no longer the exclusive domain of sovereign states; its sources are increasingly found at the supranational level, while its impacts are more and more felt in sub national regions. In addition, the increase in freer economic policies all over the globe has so u...
  • Economic Areas Among Saarc Member Countries
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    The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on 8 December 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The idea of regional cooperation in South Asia was first mooted in May 1980. The Foreign Secretaries of the seven countries met for the first time in Colombo in April 1981. The Committee of the Whole, which met in Colombo in August 1981, identified five broad...

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