The Africa Knowledge Networks Forum (AKNF) 2001/ African Development Forum (ADF) 2001 technical advisory committee meeting : African regional integration: a pre-condition toward multilateral liberalization
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Following the failed meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 1999, global multilateralism has faced an increasing number of vocal and active opposition from around the world. As the push for free trade at the multilateral level has become more and more contentious, governments have been focusing on alternative paths to achieving trade and investment liberalization in the hopes of spurring production and export growth. Africa is faced with just such a challenge in announcing creation of the African Union.