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Title:An introduction into the regional economic integration process of the Americas
Author(s):Lavranos, N.
Abstract:The aim of this contribution is to give an overview of the most recent developments regarding the regional integration process in North and South America. In the first part, the three main regional trade blocs NAFTA, Mercosur and Andean Community will briefly be described and analysed. On that basis, the second part will focus on several specific integration initiatives. In particular, author will discuss the planned creation of a Free Trade Area of the Americas FTAA, the planned FTA between Mercosur and the Andean Community, the Association Agreement between Mercosur and the EC, as well as the Cooperation Agreement between the Andean Community and the EC. In addition, the various link-ups of Chile and Mexico - two strategically important countries - will be discussed. This article was previously published in Zeitschrift fur Europarechtliche Studien ZEuS, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2001, pp. 127-164.
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