Trade and Industry

Friday, 02 February 2007

Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Volume 1 - South Africa's International Trade Diplomacy

  • Year: 2006
  • Organisation: TIPS ; SAIIA
  • Author(s): Mmatlou Kalaba; Peter Draper; Philip Alves
  • Countries and Regions: Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Regional integration can be a key force for sustainable development. It can promote economic growth, reduce poverty, foster social development or protect the environment. But it can also have negative economic and social impacts, especially when the domestic regulatory framework is inadequate or not implemented effectively.