Tag: Competition policy

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tralac Daily News

24 Feb 21  News
Country Focus Low-key budget for Lesotho (MENAFM.COM) FINANCE Minister Thabo Sophonea presented a low-key budget of M23.8 billion that painted a gloomy economic picture in the w...
Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

10 Feb 21  Blog
The negotiations to adopt the AfCFTA’s Phase II Protocols are being launched and Phase III negotiations should be concluded by 31 December 2021[1]. Phase II will cover investment...
AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

10 Feb 21  Blog
The scope of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights (IPRs) a...
How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

26 Mar 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to establish a comprehensive new trade regime for Africa. The Preamble to the AfCFTA Agreement refers to “the need to establ...
Media Briefing on COVID-19 – Remarks by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel

Media Briefing on COVID-19 – Remarks by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel

26 Mar 20  News
Government’s intervention measures on Coronavirus Remarks delivered on 24 March 2020 The address by the President last night recognised that saving lives must be the prior...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 19  News
OECD’s 2019 Global Forum on Competition (5-6 December, Paris): The profiled paper: Competition policy within the context of free trade agreements (pdf). This paper reports the ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 19  News
Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa: A Gates Foundation report prepared for the G7 French Presidency (pdf) This report profiles five pillars for extending digital fina...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 May 19  News
The AU, CoDA multi-stakeholder dialogue on implementing the AfCFTA concludes today in Addis Ababa. For insights on debates: @AUTradeIndustry,  #coda4afcfta,  #auccoda (i...
Cooperation on competition in the AfCFTA

Cooperation on competition in the AfCFTA

17 May 19  Blog
Competition law is an essential component of market and, overall economic governance. Its aim is to promote competition, to enhance market outcomes for consumers and firms. Deeper ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Apr 19  News
DITE for Africa: Introducing the AU’s Digital Identity, Digital Trade and Digital Economy initiative. Download the concept note AfCFTA updates: This week in Arusha, Tanzani...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 18  News
Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018 (WEF) Of the 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that we surveyed, “unemployment and underemployment” was identified as the most pressing...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 18  News
South African trade updates: (i) South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs (Reuters). AGOA grants qualifying countries duty-free access to US markets for thousands of ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Aug 18  News
The 5th COMESA Annual Research Forum is underway in Nairobi: download the programme (pdf) The annual meetings of the African Caucus for the World Bank and the International Moneta...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jul 18  News
Featured tweet, @WTOAccessions: Did you know that 9 of the 22 countries in the queue for WTO membership are from the African continent? Download: Latest WTO Accessions Newsletter, ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 18  News
The Ministerial session of the Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning takes place tomorrow in Burundi. African Business interview with Prof Carlos ...
Comesa cues African states against protectionism as free trade takes effect

Comesa cues African states against protectionism as free trade takes effect

25 Jun 18  News
A regional body has urged African states to seek alternative ways of protecting some sectors of their economy as a continental free trade area takes effect. The African Continenta...
Developing an inclusive South Africa: World Bank Group releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic

Developing an inclusive South Africa: World Bank Group releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic

16 May 18  News
South Africa can achieve more inclusive and sustainable development with coordinated reforms across a broad range of areas that maximize development impact and address constraints ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 May 18  News
Consultant to support the AfCFTA negotiations process: The consultant will, inter alia, perform the following key tasks: Assist in the finalization of the annexes to the AfCFTA Ag...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 18  News
A New Times interview with Donald Kaberuka: Reforming the AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all A reposting, from tralac: The consolidated draft text of the AfC...
2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

22 Feb 18  News
In the current economic climate, spending priorities and the sequencing of programme implementation are subject to a number of trade-offs. The focus of the 2018 Budget has solely b...