Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry

 

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dc.contributor.author Visser, Martine en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1999 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Visser, M. 1999. Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9871
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 91-95. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The aim of this dissertation is to analyse the trade and sustainable linkages in industry, using the South African iron and steel industry as a case study. That particular sector has been chosen because of its importance to the South African economy, and its vulnerability to trade measures. The case study outlines the economic profile of the industry, trade profiles and the structure of trade policies within the sector. International trade agreements affecting the iron and steel industry, and their structures in terms of creating incentives or disincentives for exports or imports, are discussed. An overview is presented of the environmental profile within which the sector is currently operating. The study gives consideration to environmental impacts generated within this sector as a result of its production activities, and outlines abatement measures for individual companies, as well as for government. Different public and private abatement instruments are described, and the level of South African environmental standards is compared with international standards. Scenarios are explored to assess the potential implications of 'green' trade barriers and harmonisation of environmental standards for the iron and steel industry. The last section of the document addresses the possible impacts of international trade and environmental agreements on sectoral behaviour. The impacts of regulation on the competitive advantage of the sector, employment and choice of geographical location are presented. Further, some of the main driving forces of environmental reform are explored, and the extent to which trade and sustainability issues have been addressed in terms of policy and regulations is discussed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Visser, M. (1999). <i>Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9871 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Visser, Martine. <i>"Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1999. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9871 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Visser M. Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1999 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9871 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Visser, Martine AB - The aim of this dissertation is to analyse the trade and sustainable linkages in industry, using the South African iron and steel industry as a case study. That particular sector has been chosen because of its importance to the South African economy, and its vulnerability to trade measures. The case study outlines the economic profile of the industry, trade profiles and the structure of trade policies within the sector. International trade agreements affecting the iron and steel industry, and their structures in terms of creating incentives or disincentives for exports or imports, are discussed. An overview is presented of the environmental profile within which the sector is currently operating. The study gives consideration to environmental impacts generated within this sector as a result of its production activities, and outlines abatement measures for individual companies, as well as for government. Different public and private abatement instruments are described, and the level of South African environmental standards is compared with international standards. Scenarios are explored to assess the potential implications of 'green' trade barriers and harmonisation of environmental standards for the iron and steel industry. The last section of the document addresses the possible impacts of international trade and environmental agreements on sectoral behaviour. The impacts of regulation on the competitive advantage of the sector, employment and choice of geographical location are presented. Further, some of the main driving forces of environmental reform are explored, and the extent to which trade and sustainability issues have been addressed in terms of policy and regulations is discussed. DA - 1999 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1999 T1 - Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry TI - Trade and the environment : a case study of the South African iron and steel industry UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9871 ER - en_ZA


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