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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Tag: AfCFTA

tralac Daily News

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06 Sep 21  News
National How the South African government can boost its credibility in the agricultural sector (Yahoo!) Governments can build credibility over time through consistent commitment ...
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01 Sep 21  News
National Trade balance remains in surplus while exports take a knock after July unrest (Daily Maverick) South Africa recorded a trade surplus in July of R36.9bn, down from a revi...
Can the AfCFTA evolve into a New Generation Partnership for Africa?

Can the AfCFTA evolve into a New Generation Partnership for Africa?

01 Sep 21  Publications
Agreements to establish so-called new generation Free Trade Areas (FTAs) have become frequent. They are “new” because they liberalise not only trade in goods but also services,...
Transforming African Trade Corridors for the Future: What Are the Key Priority Areas?

Transforming African Trade Corridors for the Future: What Are the Key Priority Areas?

24 Aug 21  Blog
Africa must prioritise the transformation of key trade corridors which connect the Regional Economic Communities (REC) if indeed the continent is to reap the full potential of the ...
Improving Customs Efficiency: What are the Gains and For Whom?

Improving Customs Efficiency: What are the Gains and For Whom?

24 Aug 21  Blog
It is imperative for Africa to transform its customs environment through fast-tracking implementation of interventions geared towards eliminating inefficiencies, if the continent i...
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23 Aug 21  News
National SA agri posts trade surplus in Q2 despite ongoing Covid challenges (Bizcommunity) The results of both the first and second quarter of 2021 agriculture export performance...
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16 Aug 21  News
National SA needs to up its export game, if it’s going to grow - economist | Fin24 As SA focuses on localisation strategies, it should make sure protection measures do not hamp...
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12 Aug 21  News
National SA records agricultural trade surplus of R22bn (IOL) South Africa recorded an agricultural trade surplus of $1.5 billion (about R22bn) in the second quarter of this year...
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11 Aug 21  News
National dtic announces economic recovery support interventions (SAnews) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has announced that the economic recovery support...
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05 Aug 21  News
National Business seeks to nudge localisation debate beyond import substitution (Engineering News) Business is aiming to progress ongoing negotiations on the use of local-content...
Harnessing the potential of the AfCFTA

Harnessing the potential of the AfCFTA

05 Aug 21  Blog
Introduction: The Potential of the AfCFTA The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement has been described as the continent’s most ambitious regional integrati...
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04 Aug 21  News
National Here are some of the major developments planned for South Africa – including car factories and new borders (BusinessTech) Nedbank has published its fixed investment re...
Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

30 Jul 21  Blog
Gender mainstreaming in free trade agreements is becoming an increasingly common practice.[1] This involves including provisions to address the specific needs of women and implemen...
The Framework for the Implementation of the AfCFTA

The Framework for the Implementation of the AfCFTA

30 Jul 21  Publications
International trade is about commerce across the borders of sovereign States, which have jurisdiction over their own territory. Trade happens primarily through private initiative a...
Agricultural Issues in the African Continental Free Trade Area

Agricultural Issues in the African Continental Free Trade Area

30 Jul 21  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to boost intra-African trade by providing a comprehensive and mutually beneficial trade agreement among the member states, cov...
Can the AfCFTA evolve into a New Generation Partnership for Africa?

Can the AfCFTA evolve into a New Generation Partnership for Africa?

30 Jul 21  Publications
The so-called new generation Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) do not constitute a specific technical category but are generally designed for comprehensive trade deals and economic inte...
AfCFTA Rules of Origin Fact Sheet (2)

AfCFTA Rules of Origin Fact Sheet (2)

29 Jul 21  Infographics
Interpreting the rules | Key sector outcomes Rules of Origin in the AfCFTA: why do they matter, and where do they apply? Rules of Origin (RoO) are legal provisions used to determ...
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29 Jul 21  News
National SA economy to recover to pre-COVID levels in 2023 (SAnews) Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the National Treasury now predicts that the South African economy will retu...
How can the AfCFTA assist Small Scale Traders?

How can the AfCFTA assist Small Scale Traders?

28 Jul 21  Blog
When thinking about international trade, pictures of cargo ships carrying multi-coloured crates or large haulage trucks cruising along an empty highway are usually evoked. While th...
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27 Jul 21  News
National Transnet cyber attack confirmed: Port terminals division declares force majeure (Moneyweb) In an unprecedented move, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declared force majeure...

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