The feasibility of including the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Southern African development community (SADC) in the Indian Ocean Rim association for economic co-operation

SOURCE: The Indian Ocean Rim: Southern Africa and regional co-operation
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.J.Mayer
SOURCE EDITOR(S): G.Campbell
KEYWORDS: ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION, INDIAN OCEAN RIM ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN AFRICAN CUSTOMS UNION (SACU)
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2159

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Abstract

This chapter examines the feasibility of including the regional institutes the regional institutions of Southern Africa - Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the SADC - in a proposed IOR trading block. It argues that given the South African commitment to Southern Africa, and the potential benefits from economic co-operation with IOR, the possibility of including SACU and SADC in an IOR economic association is worthy of consideration.