What Are the Disadvantages of Regional Economic Integration?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 1:16:28 AM ET

Some of the disadvantages of regional economic integration include a shifting of the workforce, less efficiency in trade, creation of trade barriers to non-members and loss of sovereignty to some extent. Economic integration is, however, regarded as key to international development, as it breaks down several trading barriers among member states.

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