South Africa and the Global Commodity Chain for Clothing: Export Performance and Constraints

@inproceedings{Gibbon2002SouthAA,
  title={South Africa and the Global Commodity Chain for Clothing: Export Performance and Constraints},
  author={Peter Gibbon},
  year={2002}
}
This paper examines the South African clothing industry’s recent export performance in the light of new trade arrangements with the US and the EU. Performance has been modest, especially in the domestically-owned part of the sector. This reflects forms of path dependency induced by various historical factors as well as by enterprises’ efforts to adjust to recent changes in the domestic market. Export response in clothing has also been severely constrained by the evolving nature of the South… CONTINUE READING