"Industrial sectors across the SADC region differ from one another in terms of size, structure and competitiveness. The shifting of market boundaries and the improvement of market access is going to have a significant impact on the size, structure and competitiveness of industries in member SADC states. This policy brief highlights the key issues facing the clothing and textile sector in the SADC in light of new trade, institutional and regulatory agreements. The brief draws on case studies of three clothing and textile-producing countries in the region: Malawi, Mauritius and Zimbabwe."