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Status of AfCFTA Ratification

Status of AfCFTA Ratification

03 May 22  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...
Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

11 Apr 22  Blog
There are two sets of norms governing the negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and its Protocols. They are the guiding principles and the mod...
African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February...
Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

11 Apr 22  Blog
The thirty-fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022, produced a detailed document containing several decision...
Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

07 Mar 22  Blog
This question is being asked in the context of national preparations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) trade in services negotiations. In principle, all African ...
How relevant is the Protocol on Relations between the RECs and the AU?

How relevant is the Protocol on Relations between the RECs and the AU?

06 Mar 22  Blog
Since the 1980s, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have been identified as a key element in African regional integration.[1] This approach continues in the context of the Af...
The meaning of building blocks for African integration is defined by the applicable legal instruments and subsequent practice

The meaning of building blocks for African integration is defined by the applicable legal instruments and subsequent practice

06 Mar 22  Blog
The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have a long history within the narrative of African political cooperation and economic integration. They are now also referred to as the bu...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Feb 22  News
Country-related news New gas report says LNG pathway ‘optimal’ for South Africa as it lower stranded-asset risk (Engineering News) A new report on ‘The role of gas in South...
The AfCFTA must cope with global and continental challenges alongside existing structures: How will it do so?

The AfCFTA must cope with global and continental challenges alongside existing structures: How will it do so?

26 Jan 22  Blog
The AfCFTA is not only a trade deal. It is also a flagship project of the AU and must advance political and developmental aims to “deepen the economic integration of the African ...
State of Intra-REC Trade and Trade Liberalisation

State of Intra-REC Trade and Trade Liberalisation

26 Jan 22  Publications
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are major building blocks in the realisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) according to the Governing Principles of the A...
What does the AfCFTA want to be and what could it become?

What does the AfCFTA want to be and what could it become?

24 Jan 22  Blog
Do the legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) contain a philosophy or strategy about deeper continental integration? What might this be? Is the AfCFT...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

06 Sep 21  News
National How the South African government can boost its credibility in the agricultural sector (Yahoo!) Governments can build credibility over time through consistent commitment ...
Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

30 Jul 21  Blog
Gender mainstreaming in free trade agreements is becoming an increasingly common practice.[1] This involves including provisions to address the specific needs of women and implemen...
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...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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...

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