14 Jun

TRADE Advisory presents paper at annual TIPS forum on Industrialisation and Sustainable Growth – 13 June 2017

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) in partnership with the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, based at the University of Johannesburg, and in association with the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), hosted its 2017 Annual Forum in Pretoria from 13 to 14 June, 2017. The topic of the forum was Industrialisation and Sustainable Growth, and it was attended by Mr Martin Cameron from TRADE Research Advisory Pty Ltd and Prof Wilma Viviers from TRADE @ NWU .

Mr Martin Cameron, on behalf of Prof Wilma Viviers and Lolette Kritzinger-Van Niekerk, presented a paper titled: ‘The need for coordinated renewable energy, trade and industrial policy – avoiding unintended socio-economic consequences.’

Trade Research Advisory (PTY) Ltd Managing Director, Martin Cameron and Prof Wilma Viviers and head of the economic research unit of the South African IPP Office, Lolette Kritzinger-Van Niekerk.

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05 May

TRADE Advisory and TRADE @ NWU providing training in export of services for the dti – 4+5 May 2017

The department of Trade and Industry of South Africa (the dti) has commissioned TRADE @ NWU to assist the department with the design of a strategic framework and action plan for the export development and promotion of South Africa’s service sectors. Part of the project entails capacity building and training to relevant dti personnel. For this purpose TRADE @ NWU hosted a training workshop for a number of officials from the dti on the 4th and 5th of May 2017 at the Potchefstroom Campus.

The training was provided by Prof Sonja Grater, Dr Adelia Janse van Rensburg and Mr Martin Cameron (TRADE Advisory Pty Ltd). The training session focused on the role of trade in services in the export promotion environment. The first day of training entailed basic terms and concepts of trade in services, the role of service trade in global value chains, trade barriers to services trade, as well as the promotion of services with examples from selected countries. The second day was focused on practical training and how the TRADE-DSM™ approach and the TRADE-DSM™ Navigator tool can assist in export promotion efforts for both goods and services.


Trade Research Advisory (PTY) Ltd Managing Director, Martin Cameron and Prof Wilma Viviers, Dr Sonja Grater and Dr Adelia Janse van Rensburg and the team of attending dti officials.

 

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17 Mar

Trade Advisory participates at the Tshwane Economic Development Agency International Trade and Policy Thought Leadership Seminar – 13 March 2017


On 13 March 2017 Martin Cameron, Francois Fouche and Peter Draper (Tutwa Consulting) presented some interesting and thought provoking insights regarding the secrets of economic growth and why exports matter, recent changes in global geopolitics and creating structure from chaos identifying realistic global export opportunities with a focus on aerospace and automotive examples.The event was hosted by the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) as part of their International Trade and Policy Thought Leadership Seminar series.Healthy debate and engagement from the attendees and presenters were experienced and further topics such as South Africa in the context of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) as well as the “entrepreneurial” role of the state was discussed.


Trade Research Advisory (PTY) Ltd Managing Director, Martin Cameron, in action presenting on opportunities in the aerospace at the  TEDA International Trade and Policy Thought Leadership Seminar series.

Peter Draper providing his deep and thought provoking insights regarding recent changes in global geopolitics.

Francois Fouche explaining the secrets of economic growth and exports.

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19 Oct

Trade Advisory participates at the KwaZulu-Natal Export week, Durban, South Africa – 18 October 2016

On 18 October 2016 Martin Cameron presented some insights regarding the BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) realistic export opportunities from a South African as well as KZN provincial perspective at the annual KwaZulu-Natal Export week, Durban, South Africa. For the full presentation, click here.
Trade Research Advisory (PTY) Ltd Managing Director, Martin Cameron, in action presenting on BRICS at the  KwaZulu-Natal Export week.

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26 Sep

Trade Advisory participate at WTO-Chair (NWU) and SAIIA workshop – 22 September 2016

On Thursday 22 September,
the NWU’s TRADE research focus area held a workshop in collaboration with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and under the auspices of the WTO Chairs Programme on the topic: ‘Navigating global economic headwinds and tailwinds: New directions for industrial and trade policy‘. More details regarding the workshop will follow shortly.
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Attendees (left to right): Dr Sonja Grater, Prof Peet Strydom, Prof Ludo Cuyvers, Talitha Bertelmann-Scott, Lolette Kritzinger-Van Niekerk, Prof Wilma Viviers, Prof Raymond Parsons, Peter Draper and Martin Cameron

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02 Aug

TRADE DSM Navigator™ – Expanding your export horizons

The challenge…
Rising competition and sluggish growth at home are forcing more and more businesses to consider exporting or, if already active at an international level, to diversify into new products and/or markets.

Most export strategies revolve around the issues of:
• Which regions/countries are worth pursuing and spending money on?
• How should the available product range be tailored so as to take advantage of the opportunities present in the market(s)?
• Which export opportunities should we focus our attention on, given the constraints of time, money, manpower and/or expertise?

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