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Tag: AfCFTA

Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

21 Jun 22  Infographics
The African Union (AU) recognises 8 officially recognised regional economic communities (RECs). These are regarded as building blocks to the AfCFTA. Overlapping membership complica...
tralac Daily News

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16 Jun 22  News
Local news South Africa Ponders Buying Russian Oil, Signifying Potential Win for Putin (Newsweek) South African officials are openly considering importing Russian oil to ease rec...
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tralac Daily News

14 Jun 22  News
Local news Progress made in Port of Durban repairs (SAnews) The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has hailed Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) for the “significant progress” m...
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tralac Daily News

13 Jun 22  News
Local news Localisation strategies must identify, remove constraints for local producers (Engineering News) Effective localisation strategies must start by identifying the constr...
tralac Short Course: Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements - June 2022

tralac Short Course: Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements - June 2022

10 Jun 22  Event
Case study of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) – including the Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade Trade agreements are treaties of a specific kind; they r...
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tralac Daily News

06 Jun 22  News
Local news Wamkele Mene: South Africa’s jitters about free trade rules are ‘not supported by evidence at all’ (Daily Maverick) South Africa’s small and medium businesses ...
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tralac Daily News

01 Jun 22  News
Local news SA companies could boost exports to EU by R350bn a year, research shows (Daily Maverick) South African companies are missing out on R350-billion a year in export oppor...
The Harmonized System: What do users and traders need to know?

The Harmonized System: What do users and traders need to know?

31 May 22  Publications
The Harmonized System Nomenclature (HS Nomenclature) is an international standardized numerical Customs clearance facility. It is used in the systematic classification of goods and...
Does Africa Need a Continental Common Currency?

Does Africa Need a Continental Common Currency?

31 May 22  Publications
In March 2022, South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor reaffirmed the commitment of her government to a continental monetary union, also known ...
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tralac Daily News

30 May 22  News
Local news Significant strides made in creating a conducive environment for investment in SA (the dtic) The Head of Invest South Africa (InvestSA), Mr Yunus Hoosen, has lauded su...
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27 May 22  News
Local news SA poultry producers missing out on export market with lax livestock health standards (Engineering News) The South African poultry industry is “missing a massive opp...
Expediting the start of trade under the AfCFTA

Expediting the start of trade under the AfCFTA

25 May 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) Agreement is in force since 30 May 2019. The required number of twenty-two ratifications have been deposited thirty days earlier.[1] Sev...
Cameroon: Making the most of the AfCFTA through a national implementation strategy

Cameroon: Making the most of the AfCFTA through a national implementation strategy

25 May 22  Blog
Read the full blog HERE Cameroon signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement on 21 March 2018, and this marked the beginning of the country’s liberali...
Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

24 May 22  Blog
The ideas and decisions to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were developed and adopted about a decade ago. The world looked different then, and the challenge...
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17 May 22  News
Local news 5 global export bans that shook SA agriculture (Food for Mzansi) In less than two years South Africa’s agricultural sector has been dealt a few blows by countries wh...
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16 May 22  News
Local news Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mail & Guardian) The local mining industry is thriving, but infrastructure needs to be improved and changes need to be made for...
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13 May 22  News
Country news All at sea over the Russian crude oil headed to SA, except copper-bottomed Transnet Port Authority (Daily Maverick) A Liberia-flagged tanker carrying crude oil from ...
The Digital Economy Opportunity for the AfCFTA

The Digital Economy Opportunity for the AfCFTA

28 Apr 22  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is in the process of taking shape. This momentous initiative for Africa holds much promise, not just for the promotion of intra-Afr...
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tralac Daily News

20 Apr 22  News
Local news South Africa Floods Could Hurt China Trade (Voice of America) Some of the worst flooding in South Africa’s history has left more than 400 people dead and some 4...
Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

11 Apr 22  Blog
The thirty-fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022, produced a detailed document containing several decision...

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