February 2017

Export Processing Zones

By |2022-09-15T12:35:38+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Export Processing Zone at Beitbridge

Ways of improving Zimbabwe’s export potential

  • One way of improving foreign trade was to introduce the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).
  • This is held annually in Bulawayo as a showcase for Zimbabwe’s products.
  • Zimbabwean companies also participate in trade fairs organized by other countries for example Zambia, […]

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Informal Cross-border trade

By |2022-09-15T12:35:38+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cross border buses at RoadPort.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade: Informal Cross-border trade

  • COMESA defines informal cross-border trade (ICBT) as a form of trade that is unrecorded in official statistics, and is carried out by small businesses in the region.
  • Informal cross border traders are vendors who travel to neighbouring […]

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Domestic Trade in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:35:39+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A vendor selling his wares

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Domestic Trade in Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe’s internal trade (domestic trade) is controlled by processing, manufacturing and marketing of agro-based products.
  • The flow of goods starts with the producer of raw materials, through to marketing boards, to manufacture, to wholesalers and retailers and […]

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The benefits and problems facing SADC

By |2022-09-15T12:35:39+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Some of the SADC staff.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:The benefits and problems facing SADC

Benefits

  • The countries collectively from a large regional market.
  • Jointly, the countries have a diverse resources base. If exploited fully these would stimulate rapid economic growth within the region.
  • Bilateral trade between member states.
  • There are […]

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

By |2022-09-15T12:35:40+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

SADC Headquarters in South Africa.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:The Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  • Regional economic grouping can take the form of free trade areas, custom unions, common markets and economic unions.
  • Free trade areas: there are no trade barriers for the member states of the trade area. Member […]

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Ways in which developing countries can improve trade

By |2022-09-15T12:35:40+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Processed platinum fetches a higher price than raw platinum

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Ways in which developing countries can improve trade

Trade in developing countries such as Zimbabwe can be enhanced by:

  • Diversification of their economies, that is, by producing a variety of new value added manufactured goods.
  • Investing in human […]

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Factors influencing world trade

By |2022-09-15T12:35:41+02:00February 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Trucks at the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Image credit BBC

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Factors influencing world trade

  • There are several factors that influence trade.
  • Some of these factors are:
  • National income

If a country’s income level (national income) increases by a higher percentage than those of other countries, […]


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Trade between developing and developed nations

By |2022-09-15T12:35:51+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s top export product.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Trade between developing and developed nations

  • Developing countries export mostly raw materials to developed countries and the volume of trade among developing countries is generally low.
  • Developing countries have the highest proportion of the world’ population and their economies are […]

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Introduction to trade

By |2022-09-15T12:35:51+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Flow of goods and services in trade. Image credit uwaterloo.ca

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Trade:Introduction

  • Trade, or commerce, involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money.
  • It can also be defined as the flow of commodities and services from producers […]

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January 2017

Trade in the Mutapa State

By |2022-09-15T12:37:07+02:00January 26th, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Gold is one of the items traded in Mutapa kingdom. Image credit idolator.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Mutapa State (Kingdom): Trade in the Mutapa State

  • Three types of trade were done in the Mutapa state
  • That is, internal trade with the locals,
  • inter-regional trade with other states like the Ndebele […]

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