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Trade

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    State of access to finance for Ethiopian woman traders

    Genesis was appointed by the IFC to run a diagnostic study on the state of access to finance in Ethiopia for women traders during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

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    Enhancing investment for domestic foundry and mill markets

    The Economic Development Department (EDD) contracting Genesis to undertake an economic assessment of whether an export tax on scrap metal will improve the availability of quality scrap metal at affordable prices for foundries and mills in the domestic market.

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    USAID'S technical expert on agri trade project

    USAID has commissioned Genesis to be a lead support to the export competitiveness and agribusiness components of their flagship project, the Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH).

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    Scoping plan to strengthen financial integration in SADC

    Genesis was commissioned by an international aid agency to define the scope for the design of a new Regional Financial Integration (RFI) programme aimed at improving financial integration within SADC.

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    Expert advice on dumping of poultry in SA market

    Genesis has become an important source of independent analysis and advice to the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) and, through these engagements, also to decision-makers in South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

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    Analysis of additional protective measures for SA Sugar Association

    The South African Sugar Association (SASA) asked Genesis to assist by examining a concern expressed by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) that SASA’s application for increased protection against imported sugar would harm consumers.

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    Objection to proposed Namibian quota on SA poultry

    Genesis was retained by the South African Poultry Association to provide expert advice on a number of economic issues raised by SAPA's objection to proposed Namibian quotas on poultry imports.

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    Objection to a proposed tariff on steel pipes

    Genesis was retained to provide expert economic analysis and support to Macsteel in its objection to a proposed import tariff increase for steel pipes by a supplier, Hall Longmore.

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    Financial modelling to assist cement investment

    Genesis was commissioned to advise a major South African cement producer on certain trade-related aspects of a complex investment decision.

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    Trade-related analysis on poultry imports from USA

    Genesis has become an important source of independent analysis and advice to the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) and, through these engagements, also to decision-makers in South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

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    Investment analysis for foreign sugar producer

    Genesis was retained to advise a foreign sugar producer on potential investments in the local sugar industry.

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    Support to increase most-favoured poultry tariffs

    Genesis was commissioned by the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) to support its application to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) to increase most-favoured nation (MFN) tariffs on five frozen poultry products: whole birds, carcasses, boneless cuts, offal and bone-in portions.

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    Expert evidence in restraint of trade dispute

    Genesis was commissioned to provide expert economic evidence relating to a corporate trade restraint dispute, in which the client’s former CEO was accused of violating his trade restraint after leaving to join another company.

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    Expert input on pulp and paper policy

    In a comprehensive report to the DTI, Genesis presented an analysis of import parity pricing (IPP) in the pulp and paper industry, including its impact on the downstream industries that convert paper into paper products.

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