SOUTHERN AFRICA

BY RICHARD HURST, in Johannesburg
THE SOUTH African government is considering a request from Zimbabwe and Mauritius to expedite the removal of tariffs on textiles and clothing imports from their countries. The existing agreement in the Southern African Development Community, (SADC), caters for the removal of such tariffs by the year 2006. However, the two countries wish this to be brought forward to 2004.

Executive director of the South African Textile Federation Brian Brink argued for reciprocal tariff cuts, saying that South Africans were not ...


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