Patel’s trade policy still the same: heavy on statist intervention and light on reality
Minister defends his department’s failure of nine years to revise the fundamentals that underpin SA’s trade policy
During the recent trade, industry & competition budget vote in parliament the minister, Ebrahim Patel, announced the release of his “A Trade Policy for Industrial Development & Employment Growth” document.
This coincided with responses received to parliamentary questions posed by the DA earlier this year, in which we highlighted the need for a revision of the 2010 SA trade policy and strategy framework, as well as the need for a regular trade policy review mechanism to be put in place...
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