Towards a trade policy for SADCC; a study of Tanzania's external trade regulations with particular emphasis on how they affect trade with SADCC states

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1981
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University of Dar es Salaam
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This thesis examines the Trade Regulations of Tanzania as a background towards the formulation of a trade policy for SADCC. The paper notes that neither the EEC nor CME are relevant examples to provide a clear way towards economic co-operation in Southern Africa. The example of the defunct East African Community is seen as a useful reference which highlights the necessary precautions needed to be taken into account during the formative stages of SADCC. Chapter one examines the background to the formation of SADCC, assesss the theoretical justification for its formation and later identifies the form and tests the necessary conditions of its formation. Chapter two assesses the possibilities of co-operation and establishes that by systematic investment to convert the existing potential complementarity into actual inter-industry complementarity SADCC may emerge successful in its objectives. Chapter three examines Tanzania’s Trade Regulations with a view to suggesting how they are likely to affect the flow of Trade between Tanzania and SADCC and suggests what need be done in respect of each regulation in order to fuel the trade element in economic co-operation. Chapter four delves into the need to support the community by taking into account the salient political ideological and institutional factors. Chapter four makes a summary of the policy implications which have to be taken into consideration by SADCC governments for a stonger and lasting economic cooperation. SADCC is in its infancy. Unfortunately, not much economic information is available for exhaustive analysis of most issues. Here data is simply not available or is in confidential files. However, I believe that the data which was possible to collect is adequate for a larger part of the requirements of this thesis.
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Trade regulations, Tanzania, Southern Africa Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), Foreign economic relations
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Mkenda, R. L. M. (1981) Towards a trade policy for SADCC; a study of Tanzania's external trade regulations with particular emphasis on how they affect trade with SADCC states, Masters dissertation,University of Dar es Salaam. Available at (http://41.86.178.3/internetserver3.1.2/detail.aspx)