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South Africa's cultural goods trade with Africa: policies and trade potentials in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

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South Africa's cultural goods trade with Africa: policies and trade potentials in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement The aim of this report is to explore South Africa’s cultural goods trade with selected African countries from 2007 to 2017, with reference to the current cultural policy environment at the continental and regional level affecting such trade. The UNESCO (2009) Framework for Cultural Statistics is used to identify cultural goods, with trade data sourced from UN Comtrade (2018). South Africa’s industrial policy framework emphasises sectors with the potential to stimulate higher value added growth and employment, including the CCIs. The country’s trade strategy reflects a strong orientation towards the African market, particularly in view of the importance of this market for South Africa’s manufactured exports. A key part of this strategy is a developmental approach to regional integration, emphasising the three pillars of trade integration, infrastructure development and industrialisation. This study is thus important in the light of South Africa’s signing of the Agreement to Establi
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