Tag: Industrial policy

New economic report urges Africa to build credible institutions to boost industrialization

New economic report urges Africa to build credible institutions to boost industrialization

01 Apr 14  News
African countries need to introduce credible industrial policies and promote effective industrial policy organizations to enhance the structural transformation of the continent, sa...
Governments urged to direct resources in manufacturing to create jobs and reduce poverty

Governments urged to direct resources in manufacturing to create jobs and reduce poverty

28 Mar 14  News
African countries need to channel their resources to activities in industry, manufacturing and modern services in order to create more employment and improve the welfare of vulnera...
African Finance and Economic Planning Ministers’ Annual Conference holds in Abuja from March 25

African Finance and Economic Planning Ministers’ Annual Conference holds in Abuja from March 25

24 Mar 14  News
The Seventh Joint AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held on ...
Next IPAP version drafted, says Minister Davies

Next IPAP version drafted, says Minister Davies

04 Mar 14  News
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a draft of the next iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) has been prepared. Minister Davies was addressing a post S...
Cape to Cairo: Exploring the Tripartite FTA Agenda

Cape to Cairo: Exploring the Tripartite FTA Agenda

26 Feb 14  Publications
On 22 October 2008 in Kampala, Uganda, the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Commun...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012

11 Sep 13  Publications
The Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook has become a household name in the SADC region, when it comes to monitoring the progress or non-progress of integration within the...
Special economic zones and regional integration in Africa

Special economic zones and regional integration in Africa

10 Jul 13  Publications
One of the most prominent features of the global trading landscape in recent years has been the worldwide proliferation of bilateral and regional trade agreements. Africa is no exc...

A retrospective briefing on the Industrial Policy Action Plan for South Africa: IPAP 2013/14 - 2015/16 (IPAP5)

03 Jul 13  Publications
During April 2013, South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released the fifth iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan. In the Minister of Trade and Industry...
Deriving value from the Global Value Chain (GVC) concept: an approach to regional industrial policies

Deriving value from the Global Value Chain (GVC) concept: an approach to regional industrial policies

12 Jun 13  Publications
The need for sustainable structural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is universally accepted and has more recently been reinforced by several international organisations,...
South Africa’s National Development Plan and its implications for regional development

South Africa’s National Development Plan and its implications for regional development

12 Jun 13  Publications
In 2012/2013, the African National Congress and South African Government adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) as its launchpad and blueprint for a future economic and socioe...
Africa must boost commodity-based industrialization to grow economy, end poverty, says ERA 2013

Africa must boost commodity-based industrialization to grow economy, end poverty, says ERA 2013

28 Mar 13  News
African countries have an opportunity to transform their economies through a commodity-based industrialization strategy that leverages the continent’s abundant resources, current...
A Perspective on Common Industrial Policies for the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union

A Perspective on Common Industrial Policies for the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union

16 Jan 13  Publications
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is a customs union, as defined by having regional free trade behind a common external tariff (CET). This creates a common customs area cov...

A comprehensive regional industrial policy for SADC

12 Dec 12  Publications
At present, ongoing Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiatives are underway to construct a comprehensive Industrial Policy Framework for the region. The purpose of t...

Intra-industry trade: an examination of South Africa and the BRICs

23 May 12  Publications
Intra-industry trade (IIT) is defined as the simultaneous import and export of goods within the same industry, and the IIT data presented here essentially shows to what extent trad...
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – towards a new African integration paradigm?

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – towards a new African integration paradigm?

03 May 12  Publications
This is tralac’s third book focusing on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA). Following an economic assessment of the impact of T-FTA, with specific emphasis on agric...

Review of South Africa’s industrial policy and implications for SACU

02 May 12  Publications
South Africa is currently reviewing and formulating its industrial policy. The objective of this paper is not so much to present an examination of the South African Industrial Poli...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2011

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2011

19 Apr 12  Publications
A number of important trade-related developments took place in southern Africa in 2011. Developments on the rest of the African continent as well as in the global economy had impor...
UCT Industrial Policy roundtable with Ricardo Hausmann, 11 March 2010

UCT Industrial Policy roundtable with Ricardo Hausmann, 11 March 2010

24 Mar 10  Event
On Thursday 11 March, tralac attended a discussion on South African industrial policy hosted by the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. This is a particul...
tralac Annual Conference 2009

tralac Annual Conference 2009

23 Oct 09  Event
tralac held its 2009 Annual Conference on the 3rd and 4th of September in Cape Town, South Africa. The aim of the Conference was to critically review the past year’s key tra...

An assessment of the trade measures proposed as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Draft Rescue Package for the clothing and textile industry

17 Jun 09  Publications
One of the South African government’s latest responses in its ongoing and thus far unsuccessful effort to assist the country’s ailing clothing and textile manufacturing industr...