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Expediting the start of trade under the AfCFTA

Expediting the start of trade under the AfCFTA

25 May 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) Agreement is in force since 30 May 2019. The required number of twenty-two ratifications have been deposited thirty days earlier.[1] Sev...
Cameroon: Making the most of the AfCFTA through a national implementation strategy

Cameroon: Making the most of the AfCFTA through a national implementation strategy

25 May 22  Blog
Read the full blog HERE Cameroon signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on 21 March 2018, and this marked the beginning of the country’s liberali...
Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

24 May 22  Blog
The ideas and decisions to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were developed and adopted about a decade ago. The world looked different then, and the challenge...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 May 22  News
Local news 5 global export bans that shook SA agriculture (Food for Mzansi) In less than two years South Africa’s agricultural sector has been dealt a few blows by countries wh...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

16 May 22  News
Local news Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mail & Guardian) The local mining industry is thriving, but infrastructure needs to be improved and changes need to be made for...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 May 22  News
Country news All at sea over the Russian crude oil headed to SA, except copper-bottomed Transnet Port Authority (Daily Maverick) A Liberia-flagged tanker carrying crude oil from ...
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...
The Digital Economy Opportunity for the AfCFTA

The Digital Economy Opportunity for the AfCFTA

28 Apr 22  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is in the process of taking shape. This momentous initiative for Africa holds much promise, not just for the promotion of intra-Afr...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Apr 22  News
Local news South Africa Floods Could Hurt China Trade (Voice of America) Some of the worst flooding in South Africa’s history has left more than 400 people dead and some 4...
The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 8th edition

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 8th edition

18 Apr 22  Publications
This booklet provides a handy guide on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and how it fits within Africa’s broader development agenda – the architecture of the AfC...
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...
Trade in Services Negotiations Update

Trade in Services Negotiations Update

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022. ...
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...
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...
The AfCFTA Tariff Negotiations face unique Challenges

The AfCFTA Tariff Negotiations face unique Challenges

11 Apr 22  Blog
Preferential trade in goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will only become possible once schedules of tariff concessions have been agreed and have entered ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

06 Apr 22  News
Local news Supply chain bottlenecks here to stay for 2022, goods prices to rise sharply – Cargo Compass SA (Engineering News) Global supply chain backlogs are showing no signs ...
AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

04 Apr 22  Publications
What is the AfCFTA? The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is, in addition to being a free trade area, a flagship project of the African Union (AU) in terms of Agen...
Gender Provisions in African Trade Agreements: What Commitments Are There For Reconciling Gender Equality and Trade?

Gender Provisions in African Trade Agreements: What Commitments Are There For Reconciling Gender Equality and Trade?

25 Mar 22  Publications
The trade agreements concluded by African countries stand out in many respects in terms of addressing gender issues. Specific provisions on gender have been integrated in African t...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Mar 22  News
Local news South Africa takes massive digital leap forward, says Ramaphosa (Engineering News) Last week, government concluded the auction of high-demand spectrum for mobile telec...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Mar 22  News
Local news Choose to buy local: President Ramaphosa (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged South Africans - whether individuals or businesses - to always choose to buy...

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