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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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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...
The AfCFTA Tariff Negotiations face unique Challenges

The AfCFTA Tariff Negotiations face unique Challenges

11 Apr 22  Blog
Preferential trade in goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will only become possible once schedules of tariff concessions have been agreed and have entered ...
African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February...
Trade in Services Negotiations Update

Trade in Services Negotiations Update

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022. ...
Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

11 Apr 22  Blog
There are two sets of norms governing the negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and its Protocols. They are the guiding principles and the mod...
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06 Apr 22  News
Local news Supply chain bottlenecks here to stay for 2022, goods prices to rise sharply – Cargo Compass SA (Engineering News) Global supply chain backlogs are showing no signs ...
Gender Provisions in African Trade Agreements: What Commitments Are There For Reconciling Gender Equality and Trade?

Gender Provisions in African Trade Agreements: What Commitments Are There For Reconciling Gender Equality and Trade?

25 Mar 22  Publications
The trade agreements concluded by African countries stand out in many respects in terms of addressing gender issues. Specific provisions on gender have been integrated in African t...
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23 Mar 22  News
Local news South Africa takes massive digital leap forward, says Ramaphosa (Engineering News) Last week, government concluded the auction of high-demand spectrum for mobile telec...
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15 Mar 22  News
Local news Choose to buy local: President Ramaphosa (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged South Africans - whether individuals or businesses - to always choose to buy...
Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

07 Mar 22  Blog
This question is being asked in the context of national preparations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) trade in services negotiations. In principle, all African ...
What needs to be done to begin commercially meaningful trade under the AfCFTA?

What needs to be done to begin commercially meaningful trade under the AfCFTA?

07 Mar 22  Blog
A press statement by the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) released on 29th January 2022 contains an announcement on the start of trade in goods under...
Coping with Covid after the AfCFTA has been launched

Coping with Covid after the AfCFTA has been launched

06 Mar 22  Blog
The COVID-19 Pandemic was a massive shock to the world, how it trades, and how it is governed. It arrived in a world of sovereign states, albeit that some of them (such as the Euro...
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04 Mar 22  News
Country-related news Poultry industry winning battle against unfair trade (Farmer’s Weekly) The fight against unfair competition and illegal imports is starting to reap benefit...
Does the AfCFTA have a new formula for regional integration?

Does the AfCFTA have a new formula for regional integration?

02 Mar 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has been launched to boost intra-African trade and industrialisation. For this to happen there needs to be better trade govern...

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