Regional Integration For And Against Articles

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Regional Integration for and Against ArticlesUniversity of PhoenixCourse: MGT/448Instructor: Ben ZuckermanMarch 29, 2010Regional Integration For and Against ArticlesIn this paper we will need to select a region in which we will choose a regional trading bloc. Once that a region has been chosen we will further discuss the advantages and disadvantages of regional integration from articles for and against. By regional economic integration we mean agreements among countries in a geographic region to reduce, and ultimately remove, tariff and nontariff barriers to the free flow of goods, services, and factors of product ...view middle of the document...

It gives more economically disadvantaged countries like Mexico a chance to compete on an even plane as other countries. It also increases the overall economic efficiency. It also increases a positive relationship between all three countries Canada, Mexico, and the United States.The North American Free Trade Agreement was a 1994 agreement reached by the United States, Canada, and Mexico that instituted a schedule for the phasing out of tariffs and eliminated a variety of fees and other hindrances to encourage free trade between the three North American countries. (Investor Words) When the three countries entered regional integration through this NAFTA agreement the trade and investment has expanded and trade among the NAFTA nations has more than tripled from $297 billion to $930 billion, and business investment has risen by 117% since 1993.Against Regional IntegrationThere are always two sides to every coin. We discussed the quoted "Yeas", we will need to now discuss the "Nays". There are some disadvantages to the integration for North America. The textbook International Business Competing in the Global Marketplace stated, "While the move toward regional economic integration is generally seen as a good thing, some observers worry that it will lead to a world in which regional trade blocs compete against each other. In this possible future scenario, free trade will exist within each bloc, but each bloc will protect its market from outside competition with high tariffs. This will make it where smaller countries might not have the same opportunities when it comes to importing and exporting goods and services.A disadvant...


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