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Cotton development meeting focuses on regional efforts to make aid more effective

Cotton development meeting focuses on regional efforts to make aid more effective

30 Jun 14  News
Regional African organizations are increasing their involvement in developing the continent’s cotton sector to ensure aid reaches farmers who really need it, and strengthen produ...
Ghana – trade and trade related issues

Ghana – trade and trade related issues

25 Jun 14  Publications
The World Bank reports that Ghana is a medium sized country in west Africa, with a land area of around the same size as the United Kingdom or Uganda. The reported population i...
As Africa celebrates, it is total agony as Uganda’s AGOA dream fades

As Africa celebrates, it is total agony as Uganda’s AGOA dream fades

28 May 14  News
Lack of an AGOA policy seen as main cause of fading dream It is exactly 14 years since the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law by the US Congress to spur deve...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 24-28 March 2014

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 24-28 March 2014

09 Apr 14  Event
As an essential part of its capacity building initiative, tralac conducted a week-long trade data accessing, collation and interpretation training workshop (also known as ‘G...
The AU Summit and 10 years of agriculture

The AU Summit and 10 years of agriculture

30 Jan 14  News
The 22nd African Union Summit began on Tuesday, 21 January 21 in Addis Ababa with the 27th ordinary session of the AU’s Permanent Representative’s Committee, chaired by Ethiopi...
Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

09 Oct 13  News
Africa continues to grow strongly but poverty and inequality remain persistently high Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, most countries in Sub-Saharan Afri...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

18 Sep 13  Event
As an essential part of tralac’s capacity building mandate in Southern Africa, we conducted the annual trade data accessing, collation and interpretation training exercise (...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2012

11 Sep 13  Publications
The Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook has become a household name in the SADC region, when it comes to monitoring the progress or non-progress of integration within the...
BRICS: South Africa’s Way Ahead?

BRICS: South Africa’s Way Ahead?

28 Aug 13  Publications
The accession of South Africa into the ‘BRICS’ formation has attracted wide attention internationally. Some welcomed the step while others questioned it. A closer look at BRICS...
The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: implications for South Africa

The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: implications for South Africa

05 Jun 13  Publications
Two-way merchandise trade between New Zealand and China has increased since the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was implemented, but this is a weak test of the FTA per se as virtually a...
Shall we samba? – an update

Shall we samba? – an update

23 Jan 13  Publications
The world’s economic and trading environments have changed since the 2010 publication of tralac’s South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we samba? In this update to that p...
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – towards a new African integration paradigm?

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – towards a new African integration paradigm?

03 May 12  Publications
This is tralac’s third book focusing on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA). Following an economic assessment of the impact of T-FTA, with specific emphasis on agric...
Cape to Cairo – An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

Cape to Cairo – An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

15 Jun 11  Publications
In recent years countries have increasingly focused on enhancing market access through regional integration in light of the stalled decade-long WTO Doha Round of trade of negotiati...

An assessment of agricultural sensitive products within the Cape to Cairo Tripartite Region

05 Apr 11  Publications
The issue of sensitive products for exemption from tariff liberalisation in the different countries/regional groupings may become an area of contention in the tripartite FTA negoti...

Tripartite Agribusiness Opportunities for South Africa

01 Mar 11  Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartite Fre...

Agricultural production in the tripartite region

01 Mar 11  Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartite Fre...

The economic and agricultural policy setting for the tripartite Free Trade Agreement

01 Mar 11  Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartit...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

08 Dec 10  Publications
During 2009 several important developments highlighted specific challenges for policy makers in Southern Africa. The global economic crisis continued to impact on the region in 200...
tralac-NAMC capacity building at Rhodes University, 30 August-3 September 2010

tralac-NAMC capacity building at Rhodes University, 30 August-3 September 2010

15 Oct 10  Event
As a part of the tralac-NAMC capacity building programme, a ‘Geek Week’ was held at Rhodes University during the last few days in August and the first few days in September. It...
South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we Samba?

South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we Samba?

14 Apr 10  Publications
The timing of the third book in tralac’s ‘South Africa’s way ahead’ series exploring trade policy options fits perfectly with the recent interest in examining both South Af...

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