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Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in Africa: A Summary of the Paper-Trail from 2008-2015

Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in Africa: A Summary of the Paper-Trail from 2008-2015

20 Jan 16  Publications
Although the idea that Africa’s next stage in development requires industrialization is decades old, the current process of linking industrialization to the continent’s trade r...
tralac at the Trade and Development Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya: 15 December 2015

tralac at the Trade and Development Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya: 15 December 2015

10 Dec 15  Event
tralac participated in the Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in partnership with the...
Workshop on Trade in Services Modalities for CFTA Negotiations, 24 November 2015

Workshop on Trade in Services Modalities for CFTA Negotiations, 24 November 2015

03 Dec 15  Event
The African Union Commission (AUC) hosted a workshop on modalities for trade in services negotiations for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) at the Newlands Sun Hotel in Cape T...
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Workshop, 23 November 2015

Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Workshop, 23 November 2015

03 Dec 15  Event
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) hosted a workshop on the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at Newlands Sun Hotel, Cape Town, on 23 November 2015. The aim of the workshop was to ex...
Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI): Enhancing Productive Integration for Africa’s Structural Transformation

Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration (CRCI): Enhancing Productive Integration for Africa’s Structural Transformation

17 Nov 15  News
Regional Cooperation Committee meeting to discuss improvements to Africa’s productive integration and Continental Free Trade Area Despite growth during the past decade and relat...
Intra-African trade and Africa Regional Integration Index: Progress report on intra-African trade

Intra-African trade and Africa Regional Integration Index: Progress report on intra-African trade

16 Nov 15  News
A regional integration agenda has been part of Africa’s strategy for economic transformation for more than three decades, and in some cases for almost a century. African leaders...
WTO Workshop with Kenyan civil society, 6 November 2015

WTO Workshop with Kenyan civil society, 6 November 2015

11 Nov 15  Event
The 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO MC10) is scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15 to 18 December 2015. It is the first time the Minister...
tralac Trade Governance and Remedies Workshop, 29 October 2015

tralac Trade Governance and Remedies Workshop, 29 October 2015

28 Oct 15  Event
On 29 October 2015, tralac hosted a workshop on the contemporary legislative and governance needs of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS) with respect to the promot...
Trade Remedies as part of the Continental Free Trade Area

Trade Remedies as part of the Continental Free Trade Area

10 Sep 15  Publications
This paper discusses the possibilities for including suitable trade remedies provisions as part of the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), which will be negotiated in order to...
How the CFTA could advance the Framework of the Abuja Treaty

How the CFTA could advance the Framework of the Abuja Treaty

10 Sep 15  Publications
We believe the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations offer a promising opportunity for concluding an agreement to address trade related challenges in Africa; and to do so...
What is the Continental FTA Mandate?

What is the Continental FTA Mandate?

03 Sep 15  Publications
The negotiations to establish the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will start by the middle of 2016. The indicative date for completing the first phase is the end of 2017. These ...
The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

29 Jul 15  Publications
African economic integration is a longstanding ideal; regularly confirmed in declarations adopted at meetings of African Governments. The Abuja Treaty, for example, records many de...
The new Principles for Negotiating the Continental FTA

The new Principles for Negotiating the Continental FTA

01 Jul 15  Publications
The African Union Assembly launched the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations during the 25th Extraordinary Summit of Head of States and Governments on 15 June in Johanne...
tralac Annual Conference: Keynote Address by Treasure Thembisile Maphanga, Director of Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

tralac Annual Conference: Keynote Address by Treasure Thembisile Maphanga, Director of Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

17 Apr 15  News
Towards a continental integration agenda H.E. Commissioner Acyl extends her greetings and apologies for not being able to join this important conference. Allow me to take this aus...
Suitable Mechanisms for Negotiating Trade in Services and Movement of Business Persons in the Continental Free Trade Area

Suitable Mechanisms for Negotiating Trade in Services and Movement of Business Persons in the Continental Free Trade Area

01 Apr 15  Publications
The purpose of trade agreements is to promote international trade. Preferential trade agreements on services or Economic Integration Agreements (EIAs) as they are defined in Articl...
tralac Annual Conference 2015

tralac Annual Conference 2015

04 Mar 15  Event
tralac hosted its 2015 Annual Conference on 16 and 17 April in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Towards a continental integration agenda’. Integ...
Market Access in Africa: A review of existing tariff structures and the road to a Continental Free Trade Area

Market Access in Africa: A review of existing tariff structures and the road to a Continental Free Trade Area

04 Feb 15  Publications
Regional integration remains a prominent policy objective for Africa. Its emphasis at continental level was confirmed by the decision of the members of the African Union to establi...
High Level African Trade Committee (HATC) discusses the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

High Level African Trade Committee (HATC) discusses the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

30 Jan 15  News
The 4th High Level African Trade Committee (HATC) meeting kicked off on 29 January 2015 in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the ...
Review of trade-related developments in 2014

Review of trade-related developments in 2014

21 Jan 15  Publications
In some respects the end of 2014 brought some light to a quiet year on the trade front. This Trade Brief reviews some of the trade-related developments of the past year at the glob...
23rd AU Summit: Decision on the report of the High Level African Trade Committee on Trade Issues

23rd AU Summit: Decision on the report of the High Level African Trade Committee on Trade Issues

11 Jul 14  News
The Assembly, 1. RECALLS the Decision on Boosting Intra-African Trade / Continental Free Trade Area taken on 30 January 2012 at its Eighteenth Ordinary Session; 2. TAKES NOTE of ...

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