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Tag: AfCFTA

Sector development, regulation and the CFTA: a look at the financial sector

Sector development, regulation and the CFTA: a look at the financial sector

07 Oct 16  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on financial sector regulation and how the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations could be used to help realise wider development ob...
What negotiating modalities should be adopted to achieve CFTA objectives?

What negotiating modalities should be adopted to achieve CFTA objectives?

28 Sep 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses how CFTA objectives supported by modalities and guiding principles should inform the development of negotiating texts on trade in services ...
Flexibilities in safeguard measures: possible options for the Continental Free Trade Area

Flexibilities in safeguard measures: possible options for the Continental Free Trade Area

07 Sep 16  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses how the Continental FTA negotiations could build flexibility into safeguard measures Regional integration amongst countries of uneq...
One Year after its Launch: Has the Tripartite Free Trade Area been overtaken by Events?

One Year after its Launch: Has the Tripartite Free Trade Area been overtaken by Events?

23 Jun 16  Publications
The Tripartite FTA (TFTA) is often referred to in publications and in statements as if already a reality, or at least imminent. The true position is that this agreement is not in f...
CFTA: This African trade deal could improve lives across the whole continent

CFTA: This African trade deal could improve lives across the whole continent

13 May 16  News
After a decade of strong economic growth at the start of the millennium, Africa now faces a less favourable external economic environment – which has led to a slowdown in the e...
Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative: Written submissions

Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative: Written submissions

26 Apr 16  News
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) received written submissions supporting the Inquiry into UK’s Africa Free Trade initiative from the following...
tralac contribution to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi)

tralac contribution to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi)

20 Apr 16  News
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) was invited to contribute to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi); which took place on 19 April 2016. Trudi Hartzenberg ackn...
Towards a Continental Free Trade Area: Analysis of the status of the regional trade regimes

Towards a Continental Free Trade Area: Analysis of the status of the regional trade regimes

24 Mar 16  Publications
In June 2015, the African Union (AU) Summit adopted the negotiating guidelines and roadmap for the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. The move towa...
Export trends in Africa – an analysis of South Africa’s manufactured exports to Africa

Export trends in Africa – an analysis of South Africa’s manufactured exports to Africa

16 Mar 16  Publications
As the process of regional integration continues with countries in Africa now committed to establish a continental free trade area (CFTA), it is in South Africa’s interest to ens...
Pro-competitive services sector regulation: a possible direction for the AU CFTA Agreement?

Pro-competitive services sector regulation: a possible direction for the AU CFTA Agreement?

09 Mar 16  Publications
The African Economic Community (AEC) was established by the Abuja Treaty (1991) as an integral part of the African Union (AU). One of its objectives is to promote economic, so...
Critical Issues in the Negotiations of the Continental Free Trade Area

Critical Issues in the Negotiations of the Continental Free Trade Area

02 Mar 16  Publications
On 15 June 2015, the African Union Assembly launched the negotiations to establish the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. Experience of existing Free Trade Areas (FTAs)&nb...
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...

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