Trade and Industry

This policy brief provides context for technical regulation in the region. It then offers some cross-cutting solutions for developing monitoring mechanisms that can allow policymakers to identify problem areas, and some specific interventions for the Standards, Accreditation and Metrology functions that can build capacity at low cost. It provides some recommendations for a practical agenda on reducing Technical Barriers to Trade in the Southern African Development Community – ones that can be executed with minimal cost, and that improve the institutional capacity of regional organisations to grapple with the complexity inherent to the field. Above all, these regulations will need to be carefully attuned to assure that they provide the maximum protection for the region from dangerous substandard imports, while still allowing for a dynamic, mutually beneficial trading relationship.

  • Year 2017
  • Publication Author(s) Christopher Wood, TIPS Economist
Published in Policy Briefs
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Organic Produce

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Leather

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Honey

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Furniture

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Fibre

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Essential Oils

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Vegetables

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Spices

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Soybeans

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Fruit

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Capsicum

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Cassava

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Friday, 02 November 2007

Almonds

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Wednesday, 02 May 2007

Wood and wood products

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Thursday, 02 November 2006

Cut Flowers

  • Year 2006
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)