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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...
The underutilisation of regional Courts in settlement of disputes between States in COMESA, EAC and SADC

The underutilisation of regional Courts in settlement of disputes between States in COMESA, EAC and SADC

30 May 13  Discussion
Kahaki Jere, tralac intern, discusses whether the underutilisation of regional Courts in dispute settlement in COMESA, EAC and SADC is a sign of lack of awareness of the role of re...
The role of national courts in ensuring COMESA Member States’ compliance with regional integration obligations

The role of national courts in ensuring COMESA Member States’ compliance with regional integration obligations

22 May 13  Discussion
Kahaki Jere, tralac intern, discusses the first case brought by a legal person against a COMESA member state with regard to its Treaty obligations in the area of trade liberalisati...

EU backs new transparency standards for investor-state dispute settlement

15 Feb 13  News
The European Union supported new United Nations rules for greater transparency in disputes between investors and host countries. On Friday 8 February a United Nations Working Grou...
Brazil files WTO dispute against South Africa

Brazil files WTO dispute against South Africa

27 Jun 12  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses Brazil’s filing of a WTO dispute against South Africa On 21 June 2012 Brazil requested consultations with South Africa on Sout...

African Member States and the Negotiations on Dispute Settlement Reform in the WTO

02 Jun 08  Publications
This paper provides an overview of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement system and gives pointers on the areas African negotiators should focus on during negotiations for reform of the s...

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