Trade and Industry

Analysis of Trade between South Africa and the EU and a Preliminary Attempt to Examine the Impact of the EU-SA FTA on Trade

  • Year: 2005
  • Organisation: Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
  • Publication Author(s): Mmatlou Kalaba; Ron Sandrey; Dirk Ernst van Seventer
  • Countries and Regions: European Union (EU), Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
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This paper evaluates bilateral trade between South Africa and the EU over the past decade, where possible up to 2003.

Structure of the Report:

Part A: Aspects of trade and tariff patterns

  • Basic trade flows between South Africa and the EU
  • Intra-industry trade
  • Trade intensity calculations
  • Areas of export potential for South Africa to evaluate a possible South African export growth strategy
  • Revealed trade barriers
  • Possible effects of existing tariffs on bilateral trade flows

Part B:  A preliminary quantitative assessment of the impact of the FTA on South
Africa's trade with the EU

  • To what degree has the phase down of EU tariffs had a positive impact on South African exports to the EU?