Policy Development and Research
For SACU to develop as a viable regional economic entity, progress is needed in the intra-SACU policy development and harmonization.
The focus for SACU to start work on common policy development is contained in Part Eight of the 2002 SACU Agreement, which deals with Common policies. Specific areas include industrial policies and strategies (Article 38), agricultural policies (Article 39), competition policies, laws and regulations (Article 40), and policies and instruments to address unfair trade practices (Article 41).
It also included in areas under Part Five of the Agreement in the harmonized technical regulations and product standards (Article 28) and sanitary and phytosanitary measures (Article 30).