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Regional Trade Agreements and Developing Countries

The Case of the Pacific Island's Proposed Free Trade Agreement

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: November 2001
  • Page count: 52
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.II.D.16

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Fourteen of the world's smallest and most vulnerable economies - the Forum Island Countries (FICs) of the Pacific island region - are in the process of forming themselves into a free trade area (FTA). This paper reviews the characteristics of the Forum Island Countries (FICs) and their external trade and assesses the benefits and costs of the proposed FICs FTA.