Tag: AfCFTA

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...
An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

23 Mar 21  Blog
The negotiations for the adoption of the Phase II Protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) have started. These legal instruments will cover investment, intelle...
The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

23 Mar 21  Blog
The market for investors is an increasingly competitive one. Investors are better informed about conditions in host countries. Companies seeking to expand their global presence wil...
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...
How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

17 Mar 21  Blog
The importance of the digital economy in the 21st Century cannot be overstated. From a means of improving information dissemination, to a vehicle for electronic commerce, to a faci...
Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

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

17 Mar 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...
African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Comparative analysis of tariff offers

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Comparative analysis of tariff offers

15 Mar 21  Infographics
36 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification of the AfCFTA; 41 countries have submitted their schedules of tariff concessions. The tariff offers available are thos...
Status of AfCFTA Ratification

Status of AfCFTA Ratification

14 Mar 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

12 Mar 21  News
Country focus State ponders issuing SI over AfCFTA trading (Daily Mail Zambia) Government will soon issue a statutory instrument (SI) under the Customs and Excise Act to pav...
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tralac Daily News

10 Mar 21  News
Country focus Container shortage in South Africa (Fruitnet) Almost exactly one year after major disruptions to exports through the port of Cape Town, and other ports in the count...
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tralac Daily News

05 Mar 21  News
Country focus MPs talk value addition before ratifying SADC protocol (New Era) After the tabling of the ratification of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol...
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tralac Daily News

04 Mar 21  News
Country focus  South Africa urged to play to strengths as its plots role in lithium-ion battery value chain (Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly) A newly released study of the p...
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tralac Daily News

03 Mar 21  News
Country focus  South Africa's factory activity slows in February - PMI (Creamer Media’s Engineering News) South African private sector activity expanded again in February ...
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tralac Daily News

02 Mar 21  News
Country focus  Namibia edges closer to South Africa with customs connectivity (The South African) Namibia introduced customs connectivity with South Africa in February. The ...
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24 Feb 21  News
Country Focus Low-key budget for Lesotho (MENAFM.COM) FINANCE Minister Thabo Sophonea presented a low-key budget of M23.8 billion that painted a gloomy economic picture in the w...
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tralac Daily News

23 Feb 21  News
Country focus Sapa applies for anti-dumping duty against Brazil, four EU countries (Engineering News) The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has applied to the Internationa...
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tralac Daily News

22 Feb 21  News
Country Focus Qatar-South Africa fresh food trade soared in 2019-20: Ambassador (MENAFN – The Peninsula) Trade between Qatar and South Africa in fresh foods has grown significa...
South Africa: 2020 trade update

South Africa: 2020 trade update

11 Feb 21  Infographics
2020 saw strict restrictive measures implemented by SA to curb the spread of COVID-19. Through 2020, the monthly trade data showed the impact of these measures. On 29 January 2021,...
Uganda: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Uganda: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

11 Feb 21  Infographics
For 2019, Uganda’s intra-Africa exports are 16 per cent less than for 2018. Imports increased by 47 per cent between 2018 and 2019. Imports of gold, cigarettes, material bags, ce...
Mali: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Mali: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

11 Feb 21  Infographics
Approximately 50 per cent of Mali’s total trade is with other African countries, mainly South Africa, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. Apart from South Africa, all other main trade part...