Regional Trading Blocs and Manufacturing Strategies in the European Union, Mercosur, and NAFTA

  • Chris Voss


World-wide, nations are combining into trading blocs to gain the benefits of open markets, the harmonisation of standards and the creation of larger markets. The countries in the IMSS study represent three of the world’s largest trading blocs, the European Union (EU), the new Southern Common Market (Mercosur), and the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA). These trading blocs have many similarities, but they also have many differences in their objectives and in the mix and starting points of the nations involved.


European Union European Central Bank Monetary Union Custom Union Maastricht Treaty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Voss
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  1. 1.Centre for Operations ManagementLondon Business SchoolLondonUK

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