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Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2014

Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2014

17 Jul 15  News
Statistical update (as of end 2014) In 2014, investors initiated 42 known ISDS cases pursuant to international investment agreements (IIAs). This is lower than the record high num...
The Polytol judgment of the COMESA Court of Justice: Implications for rules-based regional integration

The Polytol judgment of the COMESA Court of Justice: Implications for rules-based regional integration

01 Jul 15  Publications
The judgment by the First Instance Division of the COMESA Court of Justice in Polytol Paints & Adhesives Manufacturers Co. Ltd (Applicant) versus The Republic of Mauritius...
South Africa, U.S. chicken producers to meet over trade dispute

South Africa, U.S. chicken producers to meet over trade dispute

08 Apr 15  News
South African and U.S. poultry producers will meet this week in an effort to reach an agreement over American chicken exports. The countries have been at loggerheads on whether So...
Optimising the dispute resolution process for trade remedies in the EAC

Optimising the dispute resolution process for trade remedies in the EAC

01 Apr 15  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses trade remedies and dispute settlement issues in the East African Community (EAC) Anti-dumping measures, countervailing duties, and saf...
South Africa citrus growers skirt Spain over disease dispute

South Africa citrus growers skirt Spain over disease dispute

31 Mar 15  News
South Africa, the world’s biggest orange exporter after Spain and Egypt, will avoid citrus shipments through Spanish ports to avert a possible ban after authorities there refused...
UNCTAD releases review of trends in investment agreements and investor-State dispute settlement

UNCTAD releases review of trends in investment agreements and investor-State dispute settlement

20 Feb 15  News
This UNCTAD IIA Issues Note reviews recent trends in international investment agreements (IIAs) as well as investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases, providing up-to-date stat...
This Dispute is about more than black spots on Oranges

This Dispute is about more than black spots on Oranges

29 Oct 14  Discussion
by Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate The South African Minister of Trade has announced his intention to declare a formal dispute with the EU, under the Dispute Settlement Understa...
Special courts expected in East Africa to arbitrate commercial disputes

Special courts expected in East Africa to arbitrate commercial disputes

01 Oct 14  News
Officials and legal experts attending a regional conference on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Nairobi said independent courts with trained manpower are required to arbit...
India remains undisputed global leader in offshoring services. Even increasing the lead further!

India remains undisputed global leader in offshoring services. Even increasing the lead further!

24 Sep 14  News
While India still struggles with her own basic IT infrastructure including (but not limited to) lackluster internet connectivity or power issues, in one area Indians have consist...
South African citrus growers seek panel on EU black-spot dispute

South African citrus growers seek panel on EU black-spot dispute

29 Aug 14  News
Citrus growers in South Africa, the world’s biggest orange exporter, asked the government to set up an independent panel to help resolve a dispute with the European Union over th...
EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

16 Jul 14  News
The European Union welcomes the agreement reached on 9 July 2014 on a new United Nations convention to strengthen transparency in investor-state disputes. The Convention on Transp...
Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement under the TDCA: South African Anti-dumping Duties on Chicken Imported from the EU

Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement under the TDCA: South African Anti-dumping Duties on Chicken Imported from the EU

02 Jul 14  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses the international legal framework governing South African trade remedy investigations with respect to imports from the EU South Africa...
2014 SADC Summit – tralac submissions

2014 SADC Summit – tralac submissions

17 Jun 14  Publications
As the region prepares for the 2014 SADC Summit to be held in August, tralac takes note of two articles from the SADC Treaty: Article 23 of the Treaty states that SADC “shall ...
Dispute Settlement Workshop, 26 May 2014

Dispute Settlement Workshop, 26 May 2014

19 May 14  Event
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) hosted a small workshop on dispute settlement, focusing specifically on trade-related disputes, on 26 May 2014 in Cape Town. The aim was to consi...

Appeals announced by China in rare earths dispute and by US in products from China dispute

23 Apr 14  News
China announced to the WTO Secretariat on 17 April 2014 its decision to appeal certain issues of law and legal interpretation in the panel report in the case “China –...
tralac Annual Conference 2014

tralac Annual Conference 2014

21 Apr 14  Event
tralac hosted its 2014 Annual Conference, a multi-stakeholder forum for trade-related developments for eastern and southern Africa, at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South ...

UNCTAD issues annual update on investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases – Message from Mr. James Zhan

15 Apr 14  News
It is my pleasure to share with you UNCTAD’s IIA Issues Note on the latest developments in investor-State dispute settlement. ISDS continues to be in the spotlight thanks to...
US claims victory in trade dispute with China

US claims victory in trade dispute with China

27 Mar 14  News
The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 “rare earths” and two other minerals th...
Polytol Paints v Mauritius: Evidence of the existence and direct effect of community law in COMESA?

Polytol Paints v Mauritius: Evidence of the existence and direct effect of community law in COMESA?

29 Jan 14  Publications
In a landmark case involving Polytol Paints and Mauritius, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Court of Justice First Instance Division made a ruling that su...
The Tripartite Free Trade Area Dispute Settlement Mechanism – A need for further analysis

The Tripartite Free Trade Area Dispute Settlement Mechanism – A need for further analysis

03 Jul 13  Discussion
Kahaki Jere, tralac intern, discusses the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Dispute Settlement Mechanism and the need for clarification of technical issues As negotiation...

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