TM website ( to complete the

following exercises:

. The World Trade Organization maintains a database of regional trade



 You can search this database to identify all agreements that

a specific country participates in. Search the database to identify the

trade agreements that Japan currently participates in. What patterns do

you see? 

Which region (or regions) of the world does Japan seem to be

focusing on in its trade endeavors?



. Your company has assigned you the task of investigating the various

trade blocs in Africa to see if your company can benefit from these trade

agreements while expanding into African markets. The first trade bloc

you come across is COMESA. 

Prepare a short executive summary for

your company, explaining the level of integration the bloc has currently

achieved, the level it aspires to accomplish, and the relationships it has

with other African trade blocs.