Tag: African Union

The new Rules of Origin in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): what has been agreed, what remains outstanding

The new Rules of Origin in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): what has been agreed, what remains outstanding

24 Mar 21  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an ambitious undertaking that brings together 1.3 billion people in 55 African countries to create the world’s largest free tr...
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17 Mar 21  News
Country focus South African logistics industry battles to regain momentum (Sea News) While there has been a slight uptick in domestic and international cargo traffic in recent we...
Status of AfCFTA Ratification

Status of AfCFTA Ratification

14 Mar 21  Infographics
According to Article 23 of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), entry into force occurs 30 days after the 22nd instrument of ratificati...
Trade under AfCFTA Rules started on 1 January 2021, but hard work lies ahead

Trade under AfCFTA Rules started on 1 January 2021, but hard work lies ahead

10 Feb 21  Blog
At its 13th Extra Ordinary Session held virtually in Johannesburg on 5 December 2020, the Assembly of the African Union (AU) announced that trade in goods under the AfCFTA will sta...
Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

10 Feb 21  Blog
The negotiations to adopt the AfCFTA’s Phase II Protocols are being launched and Phase III negotiations should be concluded by 31 December 2021[1]. Phase II will cover investment...
AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

10 Feb 21  Blog
The scope of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights (IPRs) a...
South Africa’s implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: customs arrangements and technicalities

South Africa’s implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: customs arrangements and technicalities

10 Feb 21  Blog
Trading under the AfCFTA was set to begin on 1 January 2021. South Africa with the rest of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU – Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, and Namibia) ...
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01 Feb 21  News
Country focus Short-term low growth is ‘new normal’ (Moneyweb.co.za) As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ripple through 2021 and South Africa faces economic c...
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28 Jan 21  News
Country focus Treasury is confident its strategy on Covid-19 vaccine acquisition is foolproof against PPE-like corruption National Treasury is convinced that SA’s Covid-19 vacc...
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21 Jan 21  News
Country focus Business, civil society weigh in on COVID-19 vaccine funding (Eyewitness News) The South African Chamber of Commerce said the failed R200 billion and COVID-19 loan ...
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17 Dec 20  News
National South Africa misses Covax deadline to secure vaccines (Engineering News) South Africa, the country hardest hit in Africa by the coronavirus, missed a December 15 deadlin...
The AfCFTA in a global Context

The AfCFTA in a global Context

11 Dec 20  Blog
There are high expectations locally and internationally about the prospects of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The benefits for integration and rules-based trade ...
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07 Dec 20  News
AfCFTA updates Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading African Union Heads of State and Government have ...
Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

07 Dec 20  News
African Union Heads of State and Government have underscored the urgent need for member states to kick-start trading activities, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCF...
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20 Nov 20  News
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the C...
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19 Nov 20  News
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. I...
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11 Nov 20  News
National Agri sector predicted to show positive growth (IOL) Although the agriculture sector was expected to show positive growth next year, the Agribusiness Business Chamber (Ag...
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03 Nov 20  News
National Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bn (Cape Business News) Despite the solid growth that the South African cotton industry has experienced in ...
African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

29 Oct 20  News
Minister Ebrahim Patel on progress in AFCFTA negotiations Just short of one month after assuming Chairship of the African Union Ministers of Trade, South Africa’s Minister of Tr...
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26 Oct 20  News
National SA Government Commits to Strengthening Economic Ties with the Middle East (dtic) The South African government is committed to strengthening bilateral economic relations ...