SA/EU Creative Industries Trade Dialogue Project: A Summary of Findings and Proposed Action
The Departments of Trade and Industry and Arts and Culture participated in the SA-EU Trade Dialogue project managed by Arterial Network of South Africa,
Visual Artists Network of South Africa (VANSA) and EUNIC-SA who had successfully applied for and been awarded funds from the EU Cultural Fund to conduct research
focusing on the volume and trends of trade in cultural goods between South Africa and EU member states. The overall objective of the project was to contribute to
the generation of meaningful and accessible data and information on the trade in cultural goods and services between SA and the EU.
It should be noted that this report and the recommendations contained therein, does not necessarily reflect the views and the policy stance of the dti.
The report as compiled by Arterial Network of South Africa, VANSA and EUNIC-SA can be found here
The Fund for Research into Industrial Development, Growth and
Equity (FRIDGE) Research FRIDGE is funded by the Department of
Trade and Industry (the dti). It is managed by a
Sub-committee of NEDLAC, and its funds are administered by the
IDC. FRIDGE funds investigations, studies and facilitation
processes leading to the generation of information, knowledge,
and/or "action" initiatives which are aimed at improving South
African industry's global economic competitiveness.
The fundamental aim of FRIDGE is to fund research into
studies where major deliverables of the study are implementable
policy outcomes based on objective facts emanating from that
The following documents are in PDF Format.
Study into the establishment of an aroma and fragrance
fine chemicals value chain in South Africa
ICD FRIDGE Research Project:
Comprehensive research into various areas of customs fraud and
illegal imports, with a view to identifying mechanisms and
structures which could be utilised to combat the current
unacceptably high levels of fraud or illegal importation in
various identified sectors.