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The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

10 Jul 17  News
The ministerial meeting of 7 July 2017 in Kampala injected fresh momentum into the tripartite negotiations to create a free trade area covering half of Africa. South Africa signed...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jul 17  News
Diarise: Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (13-17 August, Johannesburg); China-Africa Investment Forum (27-28 November, Marrakesh) UNCTAD SG Mukhisa Kituyi confirmed for a secon...
Afreximbank announces Global Facility for “Intra-Champs” as it hosts top African multinationals

Afreximbank announces Global Facility for “Intra-Champs” as it hosts top African multinationals

05 Jul 17  News
To build robust domestic and continental supply chains and facilitate seamless flow of goods and services across Africa’s borders, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jun 17  News
Featured infographic, shared via @LopesInsights: AU reform proposals in one graph (Institute for Peace and Security Studies) Starting today, in Addis: The Permanent Represent...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jun 17  News
CFTA update: President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon AU Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing the CFTA According to the Champion of the CFTA process (Pres....
Intellectual property governance in Africa

Intellectual property governance in Africa

22 Jun 17  Publications
Intellectual property (IP) matters – which generally cover patents, copyrights and related matters, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications (GIs), utility models...
President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon African Union Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing the CFTA

President Issoufou Mahamadou calls upon African Union Ministers of Trade to stick to the deadline establishing the CFTA

22 Jun 17  News
The African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of Niger organized the third Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade from 15-16 June 2017 in Niamey. The objec...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 17  News
The 5th SACU Summit takes place on Friday in Swaziland. Swaziland as the current Chair of SACU has successfully led a process that facilitated discussions within SACU on the transf...
CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services adopted in Niamey

19 Jun 17  News
The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the ...
Minister Davies concludes AU Ministers of Trade meeting in Niger

Minister Davies concludes AU Ministers of Trade meeting in Niger

19 Jun 17  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived back in South Africa from the Republic of Niger where he participated in the 3rd African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jun 17  News
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum updates (i) Extract from an AU statement: Niger’s Minister of Trade and Private Sector, Mr. Sadou Seydou, underscored that the CFTA...
Sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) kicks off

Sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) kicks off

09 Jun 17  News
The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Government of Niger, is organizing the sixth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiating Forum from ...
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) policies of the African Regional Economic Communities, and the way forward for the CFTA

The Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) policies of the African Regional Economic Communities, and the way forward for the CFTA

07 Jun 17  Publications
tralac, with the support of the Development Assistance section of the German Government through the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), recently completed a comparison of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jun 17  News
Continental Free Trade Area update: Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (5–16 June, Niamey) The objective of the 6th Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum...
Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

05 Jun 17  News
The African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the Government of Niger, is organising a Conference of the African Union Ministers of Tra...
African chambers of commerce discuss best practices in use of single windows in enabling cross border trade

African chambers of commerce discuss best practices in use of single windows in enabling cross border trade

25 May 17  News
The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), in collaboration with the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), concluded a two-day consultative meeting on Tuesday, 23 May,...
When will FTAs justify optimistic Expectations about African Integration?

When will FTAs justify optimistic Expectations about African Integration?

24 May 17  Publications
The public debate about what the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will bring about portrays an optimistic picture. Many commentators cla...
Activities of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) related to the work of the WTO TBT Committee

Activities of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) related to the work of the WTO TBT Committee

23 May 17  News
This document contains a statement provided by the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) at the TBT (Technical Barriers to Trade) Committee meeting of 29-30 March 2017 un...
Towards the Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities for South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan priority sectors in the Kenyan market

Towards the Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities for South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan priority sectors in the Kenyan market

18 May 17  Publications
Since the launch of the tripartite free trade area (TFTA) negotiations between the member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Com...

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