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Tag: AfCFTA

Trade Governance Capacity for Implementing Safeguards

Trade Governance Capacity for Implementing Safeguards

01 Jul 22  Blog
The domestic capacity of African States to implement their trade and economic integration agreements effectively and as rules-based arrangements is vital. The most obvious areas wh...
Should the State Parties use the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Mechanism?

Should the State Parties use the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Mechanism?

01 Jul 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement contains a detailed dispute settlement Protocol.[1] It is modelled on the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) of the W...
Women in Trade in the AfCFTA – what could the Protocol provide?

Women in Trade in the AfCFTA – what could the Protocol provide?

01 Jul 22  Blog
A Protocol on Women and the Youth will be negotiated and be adopted as part of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement. In this Blog we discuss why such a Protoc...
Trade under the AfCFTA may soon start: What must the State Parties still do?

Trade under the AfCFTA may soon start: What must the State Parties still do?

01 Jul 22  Blog
When the outstanding tariff offers, rules of origin and specific services commitments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are finally agreed, this new continent-wid...
tralac’s AfCFTA Programme for Trade Journalists - July 2022

tralac’s AfCFTA Programme for Trade Journalists - July 2022

30 Jun 22  Event
tralac is organising a four-part online training programme for trade journalists focusing on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The programme will cover the followin...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

27 Jun 22  News
Local news Government asks cement producers for ‘no price increases’ (Moneyweb) Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel has reportedly asked South Africa’...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Jun 22  News
Local news Opportunities abound in transport, logistics if challenges can be addressed (Engineering News) There are considerable challenges facing the country’s commuter transp...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Jun 22  News
Local news South Africa Renews Bid to Stem Blockades on Key Trade Routes (Bloomberg) South Africa’s government has signed an agreement with trucking associations to end frequen...
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

tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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 ...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

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...

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