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What protection for Women under the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Protocol?

What protection for Women under the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Protocol?

25 Jan 23  Blog
The rights of women traders should be recognised and be protected to secure and improve their position under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The proposed AfCFTA P...
tralac Private Sector Roundtable

tralac Private Sector Roundtable

25 Jan 23  Event
6 February 2023 | Cape Town Featuring contributions from: Trudi Hartzenberg, Gerhard Erasmus, Michael Lawrence, Terry Gale, Eckart Naumann, John Stuart Topics for Discussion...
What is the implementation of the AfCFTA about and how will Women be affected?

What is the implementation of the AfCFTA about and how will Women be affected?

25 Jan 23  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement establishes a rather standard continent-wide preferential trade regime for goods and services. It does not yet contain sp...
Adjusting and expanding the AfCFTA to support Women

Adjusting and expanding the AfCFTA to support Women

25 Jan 23  Blog
The decision to adopt a Protocol on Women and the Youth as part of the collection of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) legal instruments is an important development....
The AfCFTA Principles and the promotion of the Interests of Women

The AfCFTA Principles and the promotion of the Interests of Women

23 Jan 23  Blog
The AfCFTA legal instruments have been negotiated in terms of founding Principles meant to steer the design and operations of the AfCFTA African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA...
Are Women traders an AfCFTA Constituency in their own right?

Are Women traders an AfCFTA Constituency in their own right?

23 Jan 23  Blog
When the negotiations for the adoption of the legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were launched in 2015, the objective was to boost intra African ...
Accommodating the needs of Women under AfCFTA and REC Instruments

Accommodating the needs of Women under AfCFTA and REC Instruments

23 Jan 23  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) wants to boost intra-African trade through a continent-wide preferential trade in goods (and some services) arrangement. It wants t...
The AfCFTA Objectives and the furthering of the interests of Women

The AfCFTA Objectives and the furthering of the interests of Women

23 Jan 23  Blog
What must the AfCFTA deliver and how? A basic answer to this question can be found in Article 3 (General Objectives) and Article 4 (Specific Objectives) of the AfCFTA Agreement. Th...
Protection and promotion of the rights and interests of women under the AfCFTA

Protection and promotion of the rights and interests of women under the AfCFTA

23 Jan 23  Blog
The economic, political, and moral arguments for promoting and securing the interests and rights of women traders are irrefutable. Despite some advances, women still hold fewer job...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

18 Jan 23  News
Government Support Will Help Transform Poultry Industry, Ensure Food Security (The Department of Trade Industry and Competition) The support that government provides to black-owne...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 Jan 23  News
South Africa: Renewables industrialisation plan to be aligned to expected surge in private projects The newly appointed facilitator of the South African Renewable Energy Masterpla...
Value Chains Can Drive, and be Driven by, the AfCFTA

Value Chains Can Drive, and be Driven by, the AfCFTA

24 Dec 22  Blog
Regional Value Chains (RVCs) – a localised form of a global value chain (GVC) – are a form of trade that involves a chain of intermediate products and services value addition f...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Dec 22  News
Local news AfreximBank earmarks $100 million to tackle Nigeria’s export challenges (The Guardian Nigeria) The African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank), yesterday, announced...
Why We Need to Promote African Value Chain Industrialisation Now That the AfCFTA Is Here

Why We Need to Promote African Value Chain Industrialisation Now That the AfCFTA Is Here

23 Dec 22  Blog
The ways in which developing countries industrialised post the industrial revolution have drawn attention from scholars for decades. The ‘Asian tigers’ are a group of South-Eas...
The Potential of the Clothing & Textile Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA

The Potential of the Clothing & Textile Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA

22 Dec 22  Publications
DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION This Trade Report analyses one of the value chains identified as a development priority by the AfCFTA: the clothing, textile & leather sector (CT&L) i...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Dec 22  News
Local news Zimbabwe Sanctions | Activists denounce new sanction regime (ENCA) HARARE - The United States has slapped new targeted sanctions on Zimbabwe. This is d...
Digital Trade Developments in Kenya: Perspective under AfCFTA

Digital Trade Developments in Kenya: Perspective under AfCFTA

22 Dec 22  Blog
Digital trade and digitally enabled transactions of trade in goods and services have been increasing globally. In Kenya, the growth of digital trade and digitally enabled transacti...
Anticipation of Trade in Services Under AfCFTA – Malawi’s Determination of Schedule of Commitments Under the Protocol on Trade in Services

Anticipation of Trade in Services Under AfCFTA – Malawi’s Determination of Schedule of Commitments Under the Protocol on Trade in Services

22 Dec 22  Blog
Malawi ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 15 January 2021 and has been participating in the negotiations of trade in services liberalisation under the Pro...
Benefitting from the AfCFTA: The Case of Mauritius

Benefitting from the AfCFTA: The Case of Mauritius

22 Dec 22  Publications
DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION This trade report deals with the possible ways African countries can benefit from the AfCFTA as that preferential trade area becomes a reality, with Mauritius...
Regulatory Framework for State-Owned Enterprises in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area

Regulatory Framework for State-Owned Enterprises in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area

21 Dec 22  Blog
The governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is essential for efficient and open markets at both the domestic, continental and international levels. In many countries, SOEs are...

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