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Understanding South Africa’s trade policy and performance

Matthew Stern and Yash Ramkolowan
South Africa’s exports have lagged behind the rest of the world over recent decades, and this has likely constrained overall economic growth. There are multiple reasons for this disappointing trade performance, including the structure of the country’s export basket (which remains dominated by...
Jun 2021
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Imported Inputs, Government Support and Performance of Manufacturing Exporters

Peter W. Chacha and Lawrence Edwards
We evaluate the effectiveness of trade policy incentive that promotes the use of imported intermediate inputs. Specifically, we examine the performance differences in firm export outcomes for the beneficiaries relative to the non-beneficiaries to Kenya’s duty exemption scheme on imported inputs...
Apr 2018
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