The Impacts of the European Union - South Africa Free Trade Agreement

by Assarsson, Johanna

Abstract (Summary)
In 2000 “the European Union and South Africa Free Trade Agreement” was established withthe aim to gradually increase the amount of duty-free agricultural and industrial products toeach market. The aim of this paper is to investigate if South Africa benefits from the EU-SAFree Trade Agreement and also what impacts this agreement has on South Africa’s trade withSouthern Africa and the rest of the world. The result from the study indicates that SouthAfrica benefits from the agreement in terms of improve trade. The result also shows thatSouth Africa’s trade with some Southern African countries has been negative effected by theagreement but it is difficult to state if this is caused by the agreement or not. The rest of theworld has not been negatively affected by the agreement.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Uppsala universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:tariff trade creation diversion european union and south africa free agreement


Date of Publication:02/08/2006

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