In the hopes of fostering greater research on SADC trade matters, TIPS (under an AusAid funded research project) has added new data types to the website. The latest addition includes SADC and Non-SADC country tariff files which can be downloaded online. TIPS is seeking, through enhancing the availability of tariff and trade data in the public domain, to promote research and evidence based policy-making in the region.
It is hoped that these new additions will add value to academic and public research. TIPS specifically encourages students of international economics to look at and utilize the tariffs and trade data at our disposal through the TIPS SADC Trade website. Interested parties can comment and suggestions on other data types which they want to utilize are welcome.