Trade and Industry

Trade and Industry (195)

Industrial policy forms the core of TIPS’s work. In this context, TIPS supports the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the Departmenet of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and several other departments and stakeholders with targeted studies to support policy development for industrial and trade policy as well as manufacturing growth.

TIPS undertakes research, among others, into national and regional sectors, value chains and clusters; the impact of state and private institutions on manufacturing  growth and diversification; the barriers to entry to small and medium enterprise in manufacturing; the extent and nature of innovation; and the impact of manufacturing on broader economic growth and development, income distribution and job creation.

Trade research has also been an important research area of TIPS since its establishment.  TIPS has looked at many different aspects of international trade, including country studies, trade policy, export development and the relationship between trade and industrial policy. 

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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
TIPS was commissioned by FABCOS (The Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services) to undertake a study on the impact of fuel and food price increases on small business. As FABCOS has a large constituency of informal or previously informal businesses, a strong emphasis was placed on the impacts for…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Mmatlou Kalaba;Mbofholowo Tsedu
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been implementing the trade protocol for more than seven years. The aim is to liberalise trade flows between members and eventually lead to deeper integration in the region. As member states are preparing to enter another layer of integration in the form of…

  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Glen Robbins, Likani Lebani and Mike Rogan
The research process underpinning this article was focused on casting some light on factors influencing the way in which developing countries can enhance linkages between Transnational Corporation (TNC) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) firms and domestic small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It sought to do this through identifying the major lessons…

  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Myriam Velia;Cornel van Bastern;Arthur Dykes
  • Countries and Regions Mozambique
In this report, the meaning of liberalisation in the air transport sector is discussed and the difference between deregulation and liberalisation is highlighted. Liberalisation entails a progressive opening up of a market with state control enacted over the process, while some amount of regulation may be required to ensure that…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Andreas Freytag
SAIIA and TIPS have collaborated on a project investigating balance of payment dynamics issues in South Africa. Professor Andreas Freytag, who has a Chair of Economic Policy at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in Germany, has been working with SAIIA and the University of Stellenbosch on the following research: 'Balance of Payments…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Memory Dube
  • Countries and Regions China, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
This paper uses as its point of departure the recent demise of the world's largest financial institutions that set in motion the current global financial crisis. These financial institutions look set to re-evaluate their model of global finance and it is anticipated that western finance will be dramatically transformed in…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADRN Programme Co-ordinator, TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Mmatlou Kalaba
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION ISSUES AND SADC LAW  

  • Year 2004
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publication Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2005, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda) - the dti's newly established agency for supporting small business - tasked TIPS to carry out a second annual review of South Africa's small businesses as part of its mandate to support the growth of small enterprise in South Africa, to help…

  • Year 2004
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publication Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2005, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda) - the dti's newly established agency for supporting small business - tasked TIPS to carry out a second annual review of South Africa's small businesses as part of its mandate to support the growth of small enterprise in South Africa, to help…

  • Year 2003
  • Organisation DTI
  • Publication Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Department of Trade & Industry's (the dti's) Enterprise Development unit is tasked with developing policy and strategy for the small business sector. The objectives of government policy and strategy on enterprise development are empowerment, economic development and job creation. Much progress towards meeting these objectives has been made over…

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Cornel van Basten
TIPS has added Economic Regulation as one of its main research areas, where we'll focus mainly on essential services (energy, telecoms, transport and water) because of their social impact and network characteristics, to ensure universal and affordable access to essential services. The purpose of the paper is to provide some…
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  • Year 2007
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Cornel van Basten
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
No-one can dispute that electricity is an essential input to production and economic growth in South-Africa. Eskom, a wholly state-owned utility dominates electricity generation, it supplies approximately 95% of South Africa's electricity. The Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) has been facing numerous uncertainties during the past decade. This included aspects such…

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2005
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Justin Barnes
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This document has two objectives. First, it endeavours to capture the domestic clothing sectors major market and production trends, as well as broader dynamics. Second, these foundational elements operate as a mechanism to identify current clothing sector constraints and opportunities and hence the need for, and the importance of, policy…
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  • Year 2005
  • Publication Author(s) Frank Flatters
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Motor Industry Development Program (MIDP) is widely regarded as a major success of South Africa's post-apartheid trade and industrial policies. The program was introduced in 1995, has been modified and/or extended several times, and is currently scheduled to continue until 2012. A DTI-funded review, the third since the programs…
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  • Year 2003
  • Organisation Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
  • Publication Author(s) Ron Sandrey
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
As tariff barriers are reduced around the world, increasing attention has been paid to non-tariff measures. Although differing definitions exist of exactly what these NTMs are, let alone how their quantitative impacts are measured, they can basically be defined as government measures other than tariffs that restrict trade flows.
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