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SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

19 Oct 17  Event
On Monday, 16 October 2017, tralac participated in the SADC-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement High-Level Civil Society Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Forum a...
Brexit: Another Speech… More Challenges

Brexit: Another Speech… More Challenges

18 Oct 17  Publications
The British Prime Minister has made another important speech on her government’s Brexit plans in an address to Parliament on Monday, 9 October 2017. It was meant to explain ...
South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Although the South African poultry industry is important in the broader agro-processing sector (especially in terms of employment) it is facing various difficulties. Even before th...
South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. For 2016 citrus fruit exports (1.7 million tonnes) were South Africa’s main agricultura...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 17  News
Featured tweet, @WTODGAZEVEDO: Informal WTO ministerial gathering in Marrakesh just finished. Encouraged by the political support and focused discussions as we approach MC11. In Pr...
UK government sets out vision for post-EU trade and customs policy

UK government sets out vision for post-EU trade and customs policy

10 Oct 17  News
The British government has taken a significant step in preparing to leave the European Union (EU) by setting out arrangements for post-Brexit trade and customs policy. Trade and C...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Oct 17  News
Starting today, in Accra: The WIDER Development Conference on migration and mobility (jointly organized with the African Research Universities Alliance). Downloads: poster presenta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 17  News
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter is posted. The featured commentary is by Prof Gerhard Erasmus: Is the WTO under threat? Tomorrow in Johannesburg: How to succeed in doing ...
Has the Brexit Process entered a new Phase?

Has the Brexit Process entered a new Phase?

26 Sep 17  Publications
The British Prime Minister has delivered two major speeches this year on how her government wants to negotiate its exit from the European Union (EU) and what the post-Brexit deal s...
Can the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty?

Can the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty?

20 Sep 17  News
About the Inquiry The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) is undertaking an Inquiry into whether the Commonwealth can help developing countries trade...
10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration to focus on CFTA shared gains

10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration to focus on CFTA shared gains

19 Sep 17  News
The 10th Session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI10) will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from October 31 to November 2, 2017, under the theme ‘Imp...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Sep 17  News
Featured @AUTradeIndustry tweet (from the ongoing BIAT conference in Tanzania): Intra-Africa Trade would double from the current level of ~$170bn per year to almost $400bn by addre...
New customs proposals laid out by the UK Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU

New customs proposals laid out by the UK Government in new paper on future relationship with the EU

17 Aug 17  News
The first of a series of papers on the UK’s future partnership with the EU A new paper setting out proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU has been unveiled...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 17  News
Concluding today, in Kampala: ATAF, URA, AfDB high-level dialogue on the nexus between tax policy and tax administration Concept note (pdf): Much of the traditional tax regime for...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jul 17  News
Uganda Bureau of Statistics: Imports exports by region and country of origin, 2011 – 2016 South Africa: June 2017 trade surplus (SARS) The R10.67bn trade balance surplus for Ju...
Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation

28 Jul 17  News
Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing global landscape and benefit Commonwealth member countries, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland ha...
Overview of South Africa’s wine opportunities under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Overview of South Africa’s wine opportunities under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

26 Jul 17  Discussion
South African wine production and trade with the European Union The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (June 2017) ranks South Africa seventh among the largest wine-produ...
Industrialization in Africa

Industrialization in Africa

21 Jul 17  News
Brexit, now in full remorse, has been a test of the place of regional economic integration in the world. As right-wing populism recedes, following the tragicomic reign of Trump i...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

03 Jul 17  Publications
Regional integration continues to enjoy strong political support in Africa. But the winds of change blowing in the global economy are being felt on the continent too. It is clear t...

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