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The textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) industry, as well as the footwear industry, hold considerable potential for Africa in terms of economic advancements. These buyer-driven value chains demand for labour-intensive production, which creates employment for women and youth. This trade report will address the effects of the TA&A industry on special economic zones (SEZs), such as industrial parks (IP), on the African continent. It will elaborate on different countries’ experiences with textile and apparel IPs, as well as the global experience and success stories from other continents.

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