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dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Carli
dc.contributor.authorViviers, Wilma
dc.contributor.authorSteenkamp, Ermie
dc.identifier.citationJacobs, C. et al. 2014. Identifying accessible export opportunities for South Africa in South America. Journal of economic and financial sciences, 7(1):13-34. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn2312-2803 (online)​
dc.description.abstractDespite the surging demand for imports in South America in recent years, South Africa's exports to the region have shown relatively low growth. A contributing factor is the prevalence of trade barriers between South Africa and various South American countries. The aim of this study is, firstly, to measure the trade barriers to South Africa's exports to South America and, secondly, to identify high-potential export opportunities in the form of product-country combinations that can best surmount such barriers. The investigation, which uses a reconstructed Decision Support Model (DSM), reveals that Brazil, Argentina and Chile offer the greatest potential as export markets (in US$ terms) for South Africa, while the most promising product categories are transport-related goods, minerals, vegetables and chemicals. The results of this study should be a useful guide to South Africans planning export initiatives in South America.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Johannesburgen_US
dc.subjectExport opportunitiesen_US
dc.subjecttrade barriersen_US
dc.subjectDecision Support Modelen_US
dc.subjectproduct-country combinationsen_US
dc.subjectSouth Americaen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subjectexport promotionen_US
dc.titleIdentifying accessible export opportunities for South Africa in South Americaen_US
dc.contributor.researchID20397348 - Bezuidenhout, Carli
dc.contributor.researchID12306797 - Steenkamp, Ermie Annelies
dc.contributor.researchID10064230 - Viviers, Wilhelmina

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