Trade and Industry

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Simon Hess
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
This study investigates the impact of a free trade area (FTA) on industrial distribution within the Southern African Development Community (SADC). As such the study is grounded in new theories of international trade analysing the impact of trade agreements on countries of different sizes. SADC represents a consortium of countries of radically different…"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Nicholas Mudungwe
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zimbabwe
Globalisation and regional integration have brought to the fore the need to benchmark economic policies of nations as a way of identifying and evaluating reasons as to why some countries are more competitive than others. The present paper therefore attempts to compare and contrast the levels and variations between Zimbabwe and South Africa…"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Daniel Ndlela
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The paper will examine the structural characteristics of the SADC economies and its lop-sidedness in terms of size and patterns of production, consumption and trade. This basic problem of the transformation of the economies in the sub-region will constitute an important part of my analysis of the determinants of exports from SADC. Though…"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Paul Robertson
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The tourism sector of the South African economy has been characterized by rapid growth in the mid-1990s which has levelled off more recently, and an increasing contribution to overall employment. The question now is how South Africa's negotiation process in removing barriers to the trade in services might affect the tourism and travel…"

  • Year 2001
  • Organisation The World Bank
  • Author(s) Jeffrey Lewis
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
In this paper, we examine the changing role of trade in South Africa and SADC from different vantage points. We first review progress in liberalizing South Africa's trade regime, and conclude that, while signs of progress are clear, the levels and complexity of protection continue to pose barriers to the evolution of efficient…"
Published in SADC Trade Development

  • Year 2001
  • Organisation University of Oxford, department of Economics
  • Author(s) Simon Cowan
In the 1980s the UK (and Chile) began the processes of privatizing and restructuring stateowned enterprises, liberalizing the markets in which they operated and regulating their conduct. Since then many countries at all levels of development have implemented their own programmes of regulatory reform. Almost two decades after the process started it is…"

  • Year 2000
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Matthew Stern; Christopher Stevens
  • Countries and Regions Brazil, India
The purpose of this report is to launch a debate on the proposed free trade agreements (FTAs) with Brazil and India by providing some preliminary analysis. Two different but complementary research methodologies have been employed, each of which provides a different perspective on the possible impact of these agreements."
Published in SADC Trade Development

  • Year 2000
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Nicolette Cattaneo
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The studies of Evans (1996, 1997a,b) appear to be the most analytically ambitious attempts to address, empirically, the question of the economic desirability of a southern African free trade area (FTA).  Evans (1996) is apparently the only serious study available to date which gives detailed sectoral effects of the formation of a SADC…"
Published in SADC Trade Development

  • Year 1998
  • Organisation UNCTAD; TIPS
  • Author(s) Ethel Teljeur
  • Countries and Regions European Union (EU), South Africa
This study projects the impact of the proposed free trade area (FTA) between South Africa and the European Union on the bilateral trade flows between the two. The South African and European respective proposals, as formulated in 1996, served as a basis. The results are evaluated both at an aggregate level, to gauge…"
Published in SADC Trade Development
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