Written Document Instructions
- Choose a regional trade agreement from the many around the world (EU, MERCOSUR, CAN, NAFTA, GCC, SACU, CACM, DR-CAFTA-US, SAARC, CARICOM, ASEAN, SAARC, Arab League, African Union).
Identify the kind of trading bloc (customs union, free trade area, common market, monetary union, etc.) and its purposes.
- Briefly discuss the history/timeline of the trading bloc, full member states, associate member states and observer states.
- Describe the organizational structure of the bloc and the functions. List the current leaders.
- Discuss the latest balance of trade indicators such as GDP per capita, exports, imports, etc. How is the trading bloc doing in terms of growth? Helpful resource: https://wits.worldbank.org/countrystats.aspx
- Discuss current issues/challenges facing the bloc, and the more likely outcome.
- Discuss the impact that membership in the trading bloc has had on the economy of one member nation.
Requirement: APA format. Minimum 1500 words. Make sure you use proper headings/subheadings to differentiate the six questions being asked.