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South Africa and Trade Policy

South Africa
  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population: 49000000
  • Size: 1219912.0 Km2

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Evaluating the seven African success stories
R.I. Rotberg / John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2007
This paper evaluates the seven presumed African success stories: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. It gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political, governance and human development scenari...
Quotas may diversify imports instead of helping local industry
J. van Eeden; R. Sandrey / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa 2007
South Africa imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China to slow the trade flow of imports. This paper answers the question whether those quotas are meeting their goal. To do so, it examines the changes in ...
An analysis of country characteristics that discourage trade will help exploit trade potentials
J.H. Eita; A.C. Jordaan / University of Pretoria 2007
The South African government has identified the wood sector as one of the priority sectors that need to be promoted and developed in order to accelerate growth and reduce unemployment and poverty. This paper analyses the determinants ...
Innovative practices for connecting small-scale producers with local and regional markets
International Institute for Environment and Development 2007
Rapid changes are taking place in agri-food markets in middle and low-income countries and small-scale agriculture, which supports the livelihoods of the majority of rural poor, is poorly prepared for these changes. These 8 case studi...
Success of African exports depends on lowering transport costs
W. Naudé; M. Matthee / World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) 2007
The success of Africa’s exports, as well as its spatial development, depends on lowering transport costs. Using a case study from South Africa this policy brief concludes that Africa’s international transport costs are sig...
Introducing a developmental state in South Africa?
Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2007
This paper summarises the main findings from a one-day policy dialogue on “The Impact of Liberalisation on the South African Economy: The case of the tourism and clothing sectors” held in May 2007 in South Africa. ...
South Africa’s problem with 'Made in China' textiles
R. Mabugu; M. Chitiga / Poverty and Economic Policy Network 2007
An important debate is underway in South Africa, on whether it should protect its deteriorating textile industry. This paper examines whether implementing trade barriers will result in better domestic policy objectives. It provides a ...
Rexamine liberalistation programmes in a gendered context
L.L. Pheko / AfricaFiles 2007
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) imply improved job security, livelihoods, well-being and human rights, but for whom? The author contends that gender impacts of liberalisation of EPAs are seldom considered. This review exami...
The impact of used clothing exports in coastal South Africa
M. Velia; I. Valodia; B. Amisi / School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 2006
Charities and private agents collect large volumes of used clothing from consumers in developed countries. Although much of this is sold back to customers in charity shops, a certain amount is exported. In fact, 64.5% of used clothing...
Is local legislation preventing the flow of cheap drugs to Africa?
T. Avafia; J. Berger; T. Hartzenberg / Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa 2006
This paper examines the implementation of the WTO Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) flexibilities related to access to essential medicines. The report specifically looks at three countries: Kenya, Zambia an...
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