The Impact of Mode IV on Trade in Goods in the SADC Region: The Case of South Africa

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Albert Makochekanwa
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Information on the impact of immigration on a host country's trade with particular reference to the African continent and the SADC region remains scant, if indeed it is ever available. This study seeks to fill this gap with an analysis of data.  More specifically, the main objective of this study is to analyze the impact of cross-border movements of SADC citizens into South Africa on the latter country's trade (exports and imports) with SADC countries from which the migrants had originated. The estimated results of this study confirm the existence of a positive and statistically significant migration-trade relationship in the case of South Africa's trade with its SADC trading partners.

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