tralac book launch and seminar: Pretoria – South Africa’s way ahead: trade policy options

Posted on Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 by tralac in Books

tralac Book Launch

The Trade Law Center of Southern Africa (tralac) is hosting a book launch.

It will take place on Tuesday, 9 October, at 10:30 to 12:30 at the offices of Department of Agriculture, Imbizo conference hall in Harvest House, Hamilton Street, Pretoria.

Book Cover

This book presents the output of a tralac project focusing on the trade agenda of South Africa and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) of which South Africa is a member. The proliferation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is very much part of SACU and specifically South Africa’s trade agenda, since FTAs are negotiated collectively by SACU member states. The aim of the analysis in this book is twofold. First the implications of different FTAs that are either being negotiated or being considered, are assessed, in the context of the current Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. Second the book presents a sober assessment of trade modelling exercises; noting the value as well as the limitations of these exercises in the making of trade policy choices and negotiating trade agreements. (The financial support of AusAID for this project is gratefully acknowledged.)

Read a summary of the implications for South Africa of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs):the analytical approach by Ron Sandrey and Hans Grinsted Jensen.(PDF 308kb)


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