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Tag: AfCFTA

tralac Daily News

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24 Jan 22  News
Country news South Africa unlikely to see solid economic growth in near term, says GlobalData (Engineering News) Against a backdrop of travel bans, higher inflationary pressures,...
When will the AfCFTA be customs-ready?

When will the AfCFTA be customs-ready?

24 Jan 22  Blog
The negotiations to finalise the tariff schedules and rules of origin (RoO) of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are taking place during the last two weeks of Januar...
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...
REC Courts and the AfCFTA

REC Courts and the AfCFTA

24 Jan 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) adds an important new chapter to Africa’s economic integration agenda. The design of the AfCFTA regime will, however, require tha...
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19 Jan 22  News
Country news Port cargo up marginally as trade recovers from Covid woes (Business Daily) The Port of Mombasa recorded marginal growth in cargo volumes last year as business stead...
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17 Jan 22  News
Country news Anxious times for South African citrus (Fruitnet) With the start of the new South African citrus season only two months away, there is still no clarity on the negoti...
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tralac Daily News

14 Jan 22  News
Country news South African economy likely to revert to pre-pandemic levels in 2022: World Bank (Financial Express) South Africa’s economy is likely to grow by 2.1 per cent in 2...
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13 Jan 22  News
National trade news Economic policy uncertainty and the loss of South Africa’s growth momentum: Can the decline be reversed? (Daily Maverick) The gradual loss of growth momentu...
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tralac Daily News

12 Jan 22  News
Trade data updates Solid SA trade surplus surprises, but rand takes hit (Fin24) South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R35.83 billion in November, from a revised surplus of R27...
Eight Types of Provisions to Make the AfCFTA Investment Protocol Gender-Responsive

Eight Types of Provisions to Make the AfCFTA Investment Protocol Gender-Responsive

31 Dec 21  Publications
The ongoing negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Investment Protocol present a unique opportunity to make intra-African investment work for women by des...
The status of paperless trade in Kenya

The status of paperless trade in Kenya

16 Dec 21  Blog
The digitalisation of trade – as we move to paperless trade – will have a profound effect on trade management. The conclusion of the first multilateral trade agreement, the Tra...
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14 Dec 21  News
National Third-quarter Real Economy Bulletin shows auto, iron, platinum export weaknesses (Engineering News) While the sharp downturn in the latest gross domestic product (GDP) d...
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13 Dec 21  News
National Address by Fikile Majola, Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition delivered on the occasion of the Virtual Colloquium: Opportunities in mobile applications dev...
The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: preparations for the negotiations and expectations

The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: preparations for the negotiations and expectations

09 Dec 21  Blog
The preparations for the negotiations of the Investment Protocol under the AfCFTA agreement (The Agreement) are already underway though still in the early stages. The AfCFTA envisa...
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09 Dec 21  News
National Treasury notes IMF concerns (SAnews) The National Treasury says the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) concerns over the South African economy are aligned with govern...
The Trade Remedies and Safeguards Regime of the AfCFTA

The Trade Remedies and Safeguards Regime of the AfCFTA

30 Nov 21  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement contains detailed provisions on trade remedies and safeguards, modelled on World Trade Organisation (WTO) principles. Sin...
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tralac Daily News

29 Nov 21  News
National Cyril Ramaphosa | Let’s focus on the continent for renewed trade and investment opportunities (News24) Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, which coi...
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25 Nov 21  News
National Auto industry welcomes the introduction of cleaner fuels in 2023 – Naamsa (Engineering News) The Automotive Business Council says it welcomes the announcement of the n...
Can the ACFTA deliver urgent Outcomes?

Can the ACFTA deliver urgent Outcomes?

24 Nov 21  Blog
During a recent webinar on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), some of the participants asked specific questions about how the AfCFTA will deliver concrete outcomes i...
Why does the AfCFTA provide for Trade Remedies?

Why does the AfCFTA provide for Trade Remedies?

23 Nov 21  Blog
The AfCFTA legal instruments contain detailed provisions on trade remedies and safeguards. Article 2 of Annex 9 to the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Goods says the “State Parties m...

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