The role of trade policy in promoting the international competitiveness of South African industry

Hofmeyr, Lynne Mary (1996) The role of trade policy in promoting the international competitiveness of South African industry. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Abstract

This study proposes to examme the significance of trade policy in promoting the international competitiveness of South African industry during the period from the early 1970s up until the present day. By providing a background of South Africa's past trade policies, it is argued that the origins of South Africa's low levels of competitiveness essentially lie in the apartheid years where trade policies were not linked t6 the attainment of international competitiveness and improved productivity. The study then reviews the development of South Africa's trade policies in the 1990s. In so doing, it reveals weaknesses in the areas of implementation which are critiqued in greater detail by using the clothing and textile industries as a case study, and other selected examples. The study finally concludes that trade policy is crucial to global competitiveness and that it is the responsibility of all parties concerned to ensure that trade policies enhance and not inhibit competitiveness.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Trade policy, Competition, International, South Africa, Industry, Apartheid, Development, Clothing industry, Textile industry
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Political Studies and International Studies
Supervisors:Ajulu, Rok
ID Code:3616
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:10 Oct 2012 12:16
Last Modified:10 Oct 2012 12:16
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