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Regional economic integration

This refers to agreements between countries usually in a geographic region to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to the flow of goods, services, and factors of production between each other including capital and sometimes people. In theory, regional economic intergration benefits all members and disadvantages outsiders.

Five levels

1. Free trade area all barriers to the trade of goods and services among members determine their own barriers (called trade policy) if any with regard to non-members (most popular)
Examples include: Australia/Japan agreement 2. Customs union eliminates trade barriers between member countries and adopts a common external trade policy a. E.g. Andean Pact 3. Common market no barriers to trade between member countries, a common external trade policy and the free movement of the factors of production. This can be difficult to achieve and requires significant harmony among members in fiscal, monetary and employment policies. b. E.g. MERCOSUR (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) to achieve this status 4. Economic union involves the free flow of products and factors of production between members, the adoption of a common external trade policy, and in addition, a common currency, harmonization of the member countries’ tax rates, and a common monetary and fiscal policy. This involves sacrificing a significant amount of national sovereignty c. E.g. European Union 5. Political union independent states are combined into a single union. This requires tat a central political apparatus coordinate economic, social and foreign policy for member states. E.g. Australia and US

Two main impediments to integration

1. While a nation as a whole may benefit from a regional free trade agreement, certain groups may lose and complain loudly 2.…...

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