Tag: Dispute settlement

Trade remedies and trade disputes: the case of the US-EU large aircraft dispute, and how these disputes can present opportunities for South Africa’s wine exports to the United States

Trade remedies and trade disputes: the case of the US-EU large aircraft dispute, and how these disputes can present opportunities for South Africa’s wine exports to the United States

30 Apr 21  Publications
Most countries broadly aspire to free trade, and the benefits of international trade at times induce situations where governments support domestic industries with the objective of ...
Trade remedies and trade disputes: the case of the US-EU large aircraft dispute, and how these disputes can offer opportunities for South Africa’s wine exports to the United States

Trade remedies and trade disputes: the case of the US-EU large aircraft dispute, and how these disputes can offer opportunities for South Africa’s wine exports to the United States

26 Apr 21  Blog
One of the primary intentions of WTO laws is to create a more even and fair playing field with respect to trade between WTO member states, and to ensure that trade takes place on a...
Trade remedies can offer export opportunities to unrelated parties: the case of the US-EU large aircraft dispute and opportunities for South Africa’s wine exports to the US

Trade remedies can offer export opportunities to unrelated parties: the case of the US-EU large aircraft dispute and opportunities for South Africa’s wine exports to the US

19 Apr 21  Publications
Trade remedies and safeguards are key exceptions to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) principles of non-discrimination and transparency through binding commitments on tariffs and ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Feb 21  News
Country focus Mboweni unveils R2 trillion Budget, focus on vaccine rollout, efficient spending (Eyewitness News) Every national budget, in every nation across the globe, is a bal...
Non-tariff barriers and related dispute resolution: Is the East African Community all hat and no cattle?

Non-tariff barriers and related dispute resolution: Is the East African Community all hat and no cattle?

25 Jan 21  Blog
Introduction The East African Community (EAC) has several avenues to use to address/eliminate non-tariff barriers (NTBs) – including the East African Court of Justice. Despite t...
2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

21 Dec 20  Publications
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) was established through an Act of Parliament, the International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act No. 71 of 2002), which ...
Will the AfCFTA generate NTB related Disputes?

Will the AfCFTA generate NTB related Disputes?

17 Nov 20  Publications
When private sector stakeholders are encouraged to report instances of encountering NTBs on a public monitoring platform such as tradebarriers.org, the assumption is that their com...
Domestic remedies in trade disputes: Administrative law principles

Domestic remedies in trade disputes: Administrative law principles

29 Sep 20  Publications
Domestic (or national) courts play an important role in the settlement of trade disputes. One of the main reasons is that the parties to the dispute are likely to be familiar with ...
What Disputes could be heard by the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Mechanism?

What Disputes could be heard by the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Mechanism?

28 Jul 20  Blog
Will the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) be a rules-based dispensation? What is required in order to become one? The Preamble to the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA ...
Do the Regional Economic Communities protect basic Human Rights?

Do the Regional Economic Communities protect basic Human Rights?

28 Jul 20  Blog
Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have been receiving more than the usual amount of attention lately because eight of them have been identified as the building blocks...
EU investment governance developments: Implications for African countries

EU investment governance developments: Implications for African countries

25 Jun 20  Blog
The European Union (EU) investment policy is a model that many other countries have viewed as a standard or best practice in investment governance and have thus sought to emulate. ...
China loses landmark WTO dispute against the European Union

China loses landmark WTO dispute against the European Union

18 Jun 20  News
China spent four years fighting for market-economy status, a designation that would give it stronger footing with commercial partners while also curtailing their ability to retalia...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

27 Mar 20  News
tralac’s Trudi Hartzenberg: South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic We’ve already seen that global cooperation and support are absolutely essential at this time. It...
Will disputes under the AfCFTA Agreement be less “political”?

Will disputes under the AfCFTA Agreement be less “political”?

26 Mar 20  Blog
It has been observed that the dispute settlement system of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is less “political” in design than, for example, the former SADC Dis...
How investment disputes in Zimbabwe will be resolved under the ZIDA Act

How investment disputes in Zimbabwe will be resolved under the ZIDA Act

13 Mar 20  Blog
The recently enacted Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) Act [CHAPTER 14:37] guarantees local and foreign investors legal protection against discriminatory treatment...
An interim Dispute Settlement Arrangement for some WTO Members

An interim Dispute Settlement Arrangement for some WTO Members

12 Feb 20  Blog
Since the end of 2019, the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organization (WTO) can no longer function as designed. This system was created as part of the WTO Agreement ...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

18 Nov 19  News
Underway in Addis Ababa: (i)  SheTrades Global 2019 (held in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum). Discussions will engage with women entrepreneurs from 40 bu...
South Africa’s submission on UNCITRAL ISDS reforms: Comments and implications

South Africa’s submission on UNCITRAL ISDS reforms: Comments and implications

16 Oct 19  Blog
Introduction Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) has in recent years been criticised for its systematic imbalances, as well as inconsistent, flawed and excessive arbitral awa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jul 19  News
Starting tomorrow, in Niamey: Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum 2019. The forum (16-18 July) will assess cooperation and firm up plans for the region’s stabilization. tralac’s l...
The Development of REC Community Law: The EAC Court of Justice makes an important Contribution

The Development of REC Community Law: The EAC Court of Justice makes an important Contribution

12 Jul 19  Publications
When the internal legal order of a particular regional integration arrangement is described as being based on “Community Law”, it typically means an advanced level of integrati...