Trade and Industry

Friday, 02 February 2007

Do free trade agreements create trade for South Africa?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author(s): Merle Holden;Landon McMillan
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa
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This paper by Prof. Merle Holden, head of the School of Economics and Management at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban and Landon McMillan, an economist at TIPS, supports the view that the EU-SA FTA stimulated both imports and exports, while for SADC, exports were stimulated but the results for imports were ambiguous. The AGOA results were far less significant overall, suggesting that preferential access for South African exports into the US had not been particularly beneficial.