Progress and prospects in the implementation of protocols in Southern Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
Southern Africa Office (SRO-SA);
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Southern Africa Office (SRO-SA));
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The study shows that both COMESA and SADC are generally on track towards achieving the CU and FTA milestones for 2008 but challenges towards the wider regional integration agenda still remain in terms of simplification and harmonization of customs and immigration procedures, development and implementation of monitoring mechanisms for tracking the implementation of protocols, information needs for trade facilitation, and financing regional integration.