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Macroeconomic Policy and Trade Integration in Southern Africa: Industrial Strategy Project of the Development Policy Research Unit University of Cape Town: Regional Research Workshop 30-31 August 1999, Irene Country Lodge, Gauteng

"The underlying question in this paper is whether a SADC free trade area requires convergence in macroeconomic variables and policies in the member countries. This question applies both to the initial conditions for getting the free trade area sta...

The African Growth and Opportunity Act : A Preliminary Analysis of the Possible Opportunities and Limitations to Botswana Exporters

"The paper identifies products that have received substantial trade concessions as a result of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which would otherwise carry a tariff rate of 15% or more when exported to the USA. It explores Botswana's ...

Monitoring Economic Integration in SADC, 2005

"This report on monitoring economic integration in SADC marks the start of a series of annual reports, intended to assist the SADC secretariat by providing information on the progress of economic integration in the region, measured in the light of...

Exchange Rate, Inflation and Competitive Power: An Analysis of the Relationship between Botswana's Exchange and Inflation Rates, and its Implication for the Competitive Strength of her Producers

"The present paper has grown out of two separate issues. These are, on the one hand, the specific preparations for a forthcoming reconstruction of the Macro Economic Model for Botswana (MEMBOT), and on the other, the general debate about Botswana'...

Workshop on EU SA Agreement on Trade, Development and Co-operation July 22 - 23, 1999

"This workshop aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the EU/RSA Agreement. The following titles comprise this workshop document: 1)Key Aspects of the EU South Africa Agreement on Trade, Development and Co-Operation. 2)EU SA Agreement on Trade, D...

China in Kenya: Addressing Counterfeit Goods and Construction Sector Imbalances

"China has become a key player in trade, investment and development co-operation in Kenya. Although mainly in the construction and manufacturing sectors, Chinese investments in Kenya have attracted praise and condemnation in equal proportion from...

Goodwill and Hard Bargains: The DRC, China and India

"The economic and political engagement of China and India with the African continent is growing, but the complex dynamics of this engagement, particularly at country-specific level, remain under-researched. This study explores historical, politi...

Proceedings of the 2006 FOPRISA Annual Conference

"The Proceedings of the 2006 FOPRISA Annual Conference represents the culmination of research activities undertaken during the first year of FOPRISA, from 2005 to 2006. This collection of 15 papers covers four research themes: Democratic Developme...

Export Diversification and Infrastructure: The cost of Utilities for Business

"This policy brief focuses on the role of infrastructure and, in particular, the cost of utilities and their impact on export growth and diversification. Infrastructure services such as telecommunications, power and water are backbone services in ...

Trade Facilitation and Export Diversification in Botswana Part 2

"This brief reviews the contribution that transportation makes to trade facilitation in Botswana. As a landlocked export driven economy, efficient transport and transit procedures are important to support competitiveness and export growth. Transpo...

Botswana's Trade Agreements: Potential Benefits from Non-SACU Bilateral and Multi-Lateral Agreements

"This Policy Brief discussed a very fundamental question for Botswana at this point of global trade changes, namely, "Are there actual and/or potential benefits from non SACU bilateral and multilateral trade agreements?" This Policy Brief will foc...

Trade Facilitation and Export Diversification In Botswana Part 1: Customs and Border Procedures

"This Policy Brief focuses on customs and border procedures in Botswana and their role on export diversification initiatives. Customs is at the centre of trade facilitation because it is where the majority of administrative and procedural requirem...

The European Union After Enlargement

This briefing discusses the challenges of the European Union enlargement. In turn, this increase in membership caused challenges. The EU is not only larger; it is more cumbersome, more diverse and more expensive. How the EU adapts to these challen...

What future for the WTO in a changing International order?

In and around the World Trade Organization (WTO), a pea-soup fog of details and techniques obscures a wider view, a strategic sense of how the international trading system is poised and where it is heading. The cross-border integration of markets ...

Leveraging Services: Trade Liberalisation for Enhanced Food Security in SADC

"The global food crisis of 2008 threw into sharp relief the problem of food security in many developing countries. In the case of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the food crisis served to highlight the decline in agricultural p...

More than Just Numbers: The Implications of EU Enlargement from 15-25 for South Africa's Trade Strategy

This briefing offers insight into the strategic implications of European Union enlargement for South Africa’s trade strategy. This briefing focuses on the dynamics most likely to impact on EU trade strategy particularly in the sphere of agricultur...

Fascilitating Trade in a Security Conscious World

"This briefing explores how the new security measures adopted by Africa’s key trading partners after the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States could adversely affect our export competitiveness and economic growth. More importantly,...

The Comparative Importance to British Businessmen of Trade with South Africa and Trade with the Rest of Africa

This briefing has as its focus the British trade with South Africa and Africa. British companies are being pushed into choices and the choice posed has to be viewed in the context of sanctions against South Africa. Britain is a trading nation beca...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 46

The first document represents an initial attempt by the SADCC Industry and Trade sector to compile and up–date investment policies and mechanisms of SADCC member states. The second article cover the Preferential Trade Agreement for the purpose of ...

North-South: Issues : the Cancun Summit and other 1981 Negotiations

“The troublesome question of North –South negotiations has been the focus for much attention and speculation in the recent past. Much of this was the direct result of the meeting between representatives of the developed (North) and the developing ...

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