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Tag: AfCFTA

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Mar 24  News
SA, Ghana explore ways to expand trade and investment (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the significance of expanding trade and investment between South Africa and...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Mar 24  News
Patel meets with EV manufacturers, investors during visit to China (Engineering News) Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and a high-level delegation recently c...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

29 Feb 24  News
South Africa: Trade statistics for January 2024 (South African Revenue Service) Today, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) releases trade statistics for January 2024, recordi...
Where does the AfCFTA stand at the beginning of 2024?

Where does the AfCFTA stand at the beginning of 2024?

29 Feb 24  Blog
Fifty-four African Union (AU) member states have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement (only Eritrea has not[1]) and 47 have ratified it.[2] At present,...
South Africa’s participation in the Guided Trade Initiative of the AfCFTA

South Africa’s participation in the Guided Trade Initiative of the AfCFTA

29 Feb 24  Blog
The negotiations to adopt the legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were launched in 2015. Four years later the AfCFTA founding Agreement and its Pr...
Ministerial Directive 1/2021 clarifies and expands the legal basis of the AfCFTA

Ministerial Directive 1/2021 clarifies and expands the legal basis of the AfCFTA

29 Feb 24  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is anchored in a comprehensive set of legal instruments. They have been negotiated, adopted, and ratified to ensure that the foundi...
Notification of the AfCFTA in terms of WTO rules

Notification of the AfCFTA in terms of WTO rules

29 Feb 24  Blog
Practically all African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) State Parties are members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the AfCFTA must therefore be notified and function ...
Comparing the Abuja Treaty and the AfCFTA Agreement

Comparing the Abuja Treaty and the AfCFTA Agreement

29 Feb 24  Blog
African economic integration has a long history. Both the African Union (AU) and its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was Africa’s first post-independe...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Feb 24  News
South Africa celebrates first AfCFTA export to Ghana amidst global trade disruptions (Bizcommunity) The opportunities the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement cr...
Does Africa have two trade liberalisation and economic integration strategies? Comparing the AfCFTA Agreement and the Abuja Treaty

Does Africa have two trade liberalisation and economic integration strategies? Comparing the AfCFTA Agreement and the Abuja Treaty

25 Feb 24  Publications
The African Union does not pursue a two-track approach on African integration. Despite the differences in emphasis, levels of ambition and timeframes, both the AFCFTA Agreement and...
The AfCFTA Digital Trade Protocol – clarification of key issues

The AfCFTA Digital Trade Protocol – clarification of key issues

25 Feb 24  Blog
The Digital Trade Protocol (‘the Protocol’) of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a document intended to define the environment for digital trade between membe...
The AfCFTA Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade and Trade-Driven Development in Africa

The AfCFTA Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade and Trade-Driven Development in Africa

24 Feb 24  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade (the ‘Protocol’) aims to enhance the involvement of women and youth within the AfCFTA. It ...
tralac at the Trade + Sustainability Hub 2024

tralac at the Trade + Sustainability Hub 2024

22 Feb 24  Event
Making Trade Work for Africa’s Sustainable Development: The case of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) tralac, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Feb 24  News
SA Canegrowers maintains sugar tax increase will destroy jobs (Engineering News) Ahead of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget Speech on February 21, industry body the Sou...
tralac Certificate Course 2024

tralac Certificate Course 2024

19 Feb 24  Event
tralac is pleased to present the 2024 Certificate Course – International Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development: Case study of the AfCFTA. The course consists of three m...
tralac Short Course 2024: Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements – Case study of the AfCFTA

tralac Short Course 2024: Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements – Case study of the AfCFTA

19 Feb 24  Event
Background Trade agreements are treaties of a specific kind; they regulate cross-border trade between two or more nations. These agreements establish trade-related rights and obli...
The Digital Trade Protocol of the AfCFTA and Digitally-Driven Development in Africa

The Digital Trade Protocol of the AfCFTA and Digitally-Driven Development in Africa

15 Feb 24  Blog
One of the important protocols forming part of the set of agreements within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the Digital Trade Protocol (‘the Protocol’). Thi...
Webinar: AfCFTA Update - Guided Trade Initiative & South Africa start trading

Webinar: AfCFTA Update - Guided Trade Initiative & South Africa start trading

15 Feb 24  Event
The first consignments of exports from South Africa under the AfCFTA Guided trade Initiative (GTI) left the port of Durban on 31 January 2024. In this webinar, we’ll provide an u...
Infrastructural development under the AfCFTA

Infrastructural development under the AfCFTA

14 Feb 24  Blog
Apart from Annexes dealing with customs administration and border governance issues, the AfCFTA Agreement does not mention infrastructural development explicitly as one of its obje...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 Feb 24  News
Upcoming events: 37th African Union Summit Theme of the year: “Africa fit for the 21st century: building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, qual...

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