Key Issues facing Sugar Industries in the Southern African Development Community
AbstractThe objective of this working paper is to highlight the major issues facing sugar industries in SADC. This is achieved within a framework that recognises the existence of distortions in global sugar markets. To this end, a conceptual framework whose central pillar is the existence of market distortions is presented. It is followed by a description of the characteristics of the SADC sugar industries and the kind of distortions that they face in the real world. The main features of the SADC Sugar Cooperation Agreement as well as a consolidated list of key issues facing the SADC sugar industries is presented. The paper finds firstly that there is a strong case for special sugar trading arrangements. Secondly, mutual benefits can be generated from cooperation in accessing foreign markets. Thirdly, high exposure to world markets will improve market access within SADC. Finally, the paper brings together issues facing the SADC sugar industries that can be best handled at industry and regional levels.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 01050.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2001
Date of revision:
Publication status: Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, June 2001, pages 1-18
South Africa: sugar industries; SADC Sugar Cooperation Agreement;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Scott McDonald & Cecilia Punt, 2004.
"Trade Liberalisation, Efficiency and South Africa's Sugar Industry,"
2004012, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised Aug 2004.
- McDonald, Scott & Punt, Cecilia & Leaver, Rosemary, 2004. "Trade Liberalisation, Efficiency and South Africa's Sugar Industry," Working Paper Series 15634, PROVIDE Project.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Waseema Petersen).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.