Impact of Standardization on Product Innovation and Trade in S. Africa
The study focuses on the impact of standardization on product innovation, market access and export performance in South African sectors. It begins by giving a comprehensive theoretical framework. Thereafter, it focuses on South Africa where it examines how the institution of standard setting has evolved. It then gives case studies on the net impact of standards in various sectors within South Africa. The final chapter gives international case studies on the impact of standards.