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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...
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...
tralac Daily News

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...

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