This Article will examine the region's participation in the process leading to the establishment of the FTAA, and the benefits and challenges associated with its involvement in this hemispheric undertaking. Part One of the Article sets out the rationale for the establishment of the FTAA and the structure of the negotiations. The section also identifies some elements of the unique nature of the proposed grouping. Part Two discusses the challenges facing Caribbean countries as they participate in multilateral trade negotiations, including the FTAA. In Part Three, the Article critically reviews the early stages of the integration process in the Caribbean and examines the most recent developments in the process, particularly in the context of the process of globalization and liberalization. This is followed by Part Four, which discusses the Caribbean's participation in the FTAA.
Myrtle D. Bishop and Samuel J. Chandler,
Opportunities and Challenges: The Caribbean Involvement in the Free Trade Area of the Americas,
27 Fordham Int'l L.J. 909
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