Trade and Industry

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

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)
  • Author(s): Mmatlou Kalaba; Ron Sandrey; Dirk Ernst van Seventer
  • Countries and Regions: European Union (EU), Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)

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?