South African Trade Strategy: Rearranging the Deck Chairs?

Image: Flickr, Russell Street
Image: Flickr, Russell Street

With the fate of the Doha Round of World Trade Organisation talks unclear, it is important to interrogate the future of South African trade policy.

What will happen to South Africa’s trade reform programme should talks collapse entirely? What are the drivers of South Africa’s trade strategy? What should they be? How will the proposed industrial strategy influence decisions made about trade policy? And what might the economic impacts of these be? These questions formed the core of a robust and informative discussion, led by eminent panellists from government, academia and civil society.

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Media coverage

  • Doha lull ‘gives SA time to finalise policy’ (Business Day, 3 August 2006)
  • SA to use WTO suspension window, push for fresh talks (Engineering News Online, 3 August 2006)
  • Suspended trade talks give SA more time, says Carim (Business Report, 3 August 2006)
  • State aid for sectors ‘may hurt economy’ (Business Day, 4 August 2006)
  • SA needs to focus on bilateral trade pacts researcher (Business Report, 4 August 2006)

9 Sep 2006