Annual Forum Papers

South African Trade Reform since Democracy

  • Year: 2004
  • Author(s): Rashad Cassim; Dirk van Seventer
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

As part of a wider investigation by the National Institute for Economic Policy, covering a range of economic policy issues, the main aim of this paper is to provide another view of how trade policy has evolved since democracy. We use standard quantities measures of trade policy analysis as an input into a discussion of the impact of the trade regime on the economy. The paper also undertakes some sensitivity analysis about how we think about some basic welfare concepts.