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Competition policy for the new era : insights from the BRICS countries / edited by Tembinkosi Bonakele, Eleanor M Fox and Liberty Mncube.
Globalización y generación de riqueza : un mundo más próspero, más eficiente y más justo merced al comercio internacional y a la inversión extranjera directa / José-Ramón Ferrandis Muñoz ; presentación de Vicente Boceta ; prólogo de Fernando Eguidazu.
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Over the past decades, the process of untrammelled trade liberalization has engulfed many parts of the world. Albeit the attenuated success obtained on trade facilitation on global trade in Bali 2013, the global proclivity toward bilateral trade deals remains patent. The acceleration of this trend can be explained by the inability of political masters and their economic sherpas to reach a comprehensive global trade deal. Within many bilateral agreements negotiated between industrialised countries, on the one hand, and emerging or developing nations, on the other hand, elastic provisions are included that go far beyond what negotiators contemplate in the Doha Round talks. To our understanding, the expansive content of the trade agreements are both cause and effect of the observable growing politicisation of trade negotiations and trade policy tout court. Some of these expansive provisions that are included in the final agreements often have debilitating effects on the attainment of economic and social rights of citizens in ways unforeseen or simply neglected during the negotiations. Increasingly municipal courts are joining social activists to unequivocally say ‘stop!’ to this trend. This article systematically compares the manner in which the highest courts in Colombia and South Africa have served as bulwarks against the erosion of constitutionally protected economic and social rights through free trade agreements entered with industrialised countries.
In Africa, the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) to date remains the single most important air transport reform policy, the continent-wide implementation of which remains pending. This study employs the Air Liberalisation Index (ALI), developed by the Word Trade Organisation (WTO) Secretariat, to measure the impact of each of the seven quantifiable market access features of South Africa’s aviation policy in Africa on air passenger traffic flows. A fixed one-way panel regression technique was applied to panel data, representing five air transport markets: intra-African, the SADC, East African, West African and North African over two time periods (2000–2010; 2006–2010). The results proved to be significant in three markets, intra-African, the SADC and East African and provide new insights into the relationship between air passenger traffic flows and aviation policy in the South African – intra-African and regional contexts
Policies regulating the international grain trade in Southern Africa (SA) are motivated by uncertainty regarding private sector performance and, in turn, private sector performance is generally constrained by the policy environment. We study spatial price transmission between SA maize markets where trade is dominated by informal product flows. This provides an opportunity to study private sector market performance in a largely unregulated market environment. Contrary to some existing evidence on the performance of SA grain markets connected by formal trade, we find that informally trading markets work quite well. Long-run price equilibrium is consistent with competitive trade, price transmission is rapid, and potential trade constraints have no disruptive impact on long-run relationships. Nevertheless, we do find evidence of occasionally high transfer costs that may impede informal trade flows. The conclusion is that a policy focus on encouraging informal trade and lowering informal trade costs would lead to improved market performance.