Trade and Industry

Saturday, 01 December 2001

The SADC Textile and Garment Industries: Constraints & Opportunities. Myopia or Global Vision?

  • Year: 2001
  • Organisation: SADC
  • Author(s): Peter Coughlin; Musa Rubin
  • Countries and Regions: Southern African Development Community (SADC)

This report is the culmination of a study of the textile and garment industries in the member states of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). Based on fieldwork mostly done between October 2000 and April 2001, the project produced country reports for each of the 11 countries that are signatories to SADC Trade Protocol. The present report offers an overall view of the industries’ opportunities and constraints and proposing institutional, regulatory and policy changes to allow these industries to thrive and become robust by seizing the unique, but temporary, advantages offered in the current international juncture.