BEEF TRADE PREFERENCES AND INTENSITIES IN THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN CUSTOMS UNION

Inter- and intra-industrial beef trade in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and between SACU and the rest of the world is investigated by calculating different coefficients. Concentration of imports to and exports from the SACU have increased over time. Changes in intra-regional trade are dominated by the EU. The high level of concentration and intra-regional trade is mainly a result of trade agreements such as Lome. This has led to greater inequality with respect to beef trade. Beef producers in the SACU are vulnerable to changes in EU trade policy. Trade relations between South Africa and Namibia are intense, but not between South Africa and Botswana. Botswana prefers to trade with the rest of the world and specifically the EU. Beef trade with the rest of the world is becoming more important for South Africa, and this must be disturbing to Namibian beef producers. Producers from Botswana and Namibia are very dependent on their market in the EU, which they obtained through the Lome Convention. This situation is however not sustainable and clearly shows the impact of EU policies on the region.


Other Titles:
BEESVLEISHANDELSVOORICEURE EN -INTENSITEITE DIE SUIDER-AFRIKAANSE DOEANE UNTE
Issue Date:
1996-09-1996-09-1996-09
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
0303-1853
Language:
English
Published in:
Agrekon, Volume 35, Issue 3
Page range:
123-130




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