Tag: African Union

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Jul 21  News
National Cost of containers, freight have increased on the back of Covid-19 (Engineering News) The cost of freight containers, rental costs and shipping freight rates have increa...
Status of AfCFTA Ratification

Status of AfCFTA Ratification

13 Jul 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...
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tralac Daily News

25 Jun 21  News
National Attaining port efficiency requires purpose rethink, says law firm (Engineering News) South Africa’s maritime ports, known to be highly inefficient, need to be repurpos...
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tralac Daily News

26 May 21  News
National Africa Intra-continental Trade: SA exporters must be supported now (The South African) KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN) small businesses must be supported to take advantage of Th...
Commemorating Africa Day – 2021

Commemorating Africa Day – 2021

25 May 21  Blog
Today is Africa Day. How should it be commemorated in the year 2021 and how should this occasion be used to tackle the crises of our times? Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Da...
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tralac Daily News

25 May 21  News
National New forum to detect, prevent corruption in infrastructure sector (SAnews) A newly established forum to monitor infrastructure projects more effectively and put systems i...
An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

19 Apr 21  Publications
The negotiations for the adoption of the Phase II Protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) have started. They will cover investment, intellectual property righ...
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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tralac Daily News

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...
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) ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

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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tralac Daily News

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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tralac Daily News

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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tralac Daily News

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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tralac Daily News

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...