Publication

African, Caribbean and Pacific trade (en)

Deeper regional integration goes hand in hand with strengthening processing industries and the internationalization of SMEs.

Trade integration within and among regions of African, Caribbean and Pacific Island groups are measured in this study. Regions with the fastest trade integration over the last decade are those offering neighbours the best access to their markets. They benefited from higher growth, greater participation of SMEs in international trade and faster development.

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Since ITC’s creation in 1964, its publications programme has informed the business sector in developing countries about trade development challenges, issues and trends.