Elryah, Y., & Siddig, A. (2024). Trade Policy and Productivity Growth: Why Do Sudanese Manufacturing Firms Export Less. Economics & Management Information, 3(1), 1–16.

Trade Policy and Productivity Growth: Why Do Sudanese Manufacturing Firms Export Less

This paper aims to study the role of trade policy on industrial development and productivity growth. We analyze the relationship between trade policy and productivity growth of manufacturing firms in Sudan. For this work, we evaluate the previous trade policy instruments that implemented between 2000 and 2022. The study finds that Sudan’s trade policy has significant positive effects on manufacturing firms’ productivity. The study reveals that manufacturing firms offer the largest scope for productivity gains through trade policies aiming at enhancing economic growth. The study also found there was a weak support for investment promotion and tariff protection. This study recommends that building a proper trade policy to support manufacturing firms and adopt new technologies and focusing on labor intensive industries are the key success to sustain productivity growth and enable manufacturing firms’ export.

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  1. Funding: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.