Murky Trade Waters: Regional Tariff Commitments and Non-Tariff Measures in Africa

Author
Frederik Stender, Tim Vogel
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
German Development Institute (DIE)
Abstract
Regional tariff commitments have successfully reduced intra-African applied tariffs but they also sharply reduced the tariff policy space within Africa. Has this come at the expense of the prevalence of non-tariff measures? What are the implications for the AfCFTA?
Topic
Tariffs, Trade, Non-Tariff Measures, Regional Economy
Political Geography
Africa