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Author Phiri, Gideon M.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Regional Integration ♦ Small Medium Enterprise ♦ Small Economy ♦ Sadc Regional Integration ♦ Sadc Country Ready ♦ Value Supply Chain ♦ Business Need ♦ Proposed Strategy ♦ Large Extent ♦ Business Environment ♦ National Level ♦ Trade Investment ♦ Company Level ♦ National Industry ♦ Sadc Region ♦ Following Question ♦ Trade Facilitation ♦ Integration Process ♦ Trading Outpost
Abstract SADC Regional Integration will impact on, among others, access to markets, competitiveness of national industries, trade & investment flows, existing value & supply chains and the cost of doing business in the SADC Region. The benefits of Integration at both national and company level will to a large extent be dictated by the preparedness of the country and its businesses. Businesses often raise the following questions, which this presentation will address: Are we likely to see the taking over or death of companies in some countries? Are some “small ” economies going to end up as trading outposts for or being “swallowed ” by “bigger ” economies? Are systems (e.g. Customs, Finance) ready to support this process? Is Regional Integration a threat or are there, despite the challenges, opportunities for business? (Do benefits outweigh the threats? Is it worth doing?) Are the SADC Countries ready for deeper integration to be implemented from 2008? Where can I get information on this process? This presentation will also highlight developments as far as the integration process is concerned, the changes that are taking place or are likely to take place in the business environment, and developments in trade facilitation with examples at both regional and national levels. It will also present a critic of the process while citing some challenges that business needs to address and opportunities it needs to exploit. The presentation will conclude with proposed strategies for the way forward.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study