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Tag: Economic Partnership Agreements

The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

07 Sep 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate and Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher discuss the ongoing safeguard investigation into South Africa’s imposition of a safeguard duty on poult...
Institutional architecture of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Institutional architecture of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

31 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the institutional architecture responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of the EU-SADC EPA The Economic Partne...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Aug 17  News
Interim EPA between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African States: report by the WTO Secretariat The Interim Agreement establishing a Framework for an Economic Partnership Ag...
Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) States: Report by the WTO Secretariat

Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) States: Report by the WTO Secretariat

31 Aug 17  News
Trade Environment The Interim Agreement establishing a Framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) States (Madagascar...
SADC, EU launch implementation of trade projects

SADC, EU launch implementation of trade projects

17 Aug 17  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU) have formally launched the implementation of projects valued at 31.6 million Euros. The projects were...
SADC for increased intra-regional and international trade

SADC for increased intra-regional and international trade

14 Aug 17  News
As part of the implementation of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063 the SADC Secretariat says it is working towards increasing intra-SADC regional ...
USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

USTR publishes 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

01 Aug 17  News
The 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the 32nd in an annual series that highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. This...
Overview of South Africa’s wine opportunities under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Overview of South Africa’s wine opportunities under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

26 Jul 17  Discussion
South African wine production and trade with the European Union The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (June 2017) ranks South Africa seventh among the largest wine-produ...
South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

24 Jul 17  News
The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms ar...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 17  News
Today, in Dar es Salaam: Development cooperation between China and Tanzania: trade and investment (ESRF, China Agricultural University). Twitter updates: #TanzaniaChinaConf Starti...
The African trade revolution quietly afoot

The African trade revolution quietly afoot

17 Jul 17  News
In a tumultuous year for the global trading landscape, negotiations for a huge Africa-wide free trade area are progressing rapidly. Across the developed world, longstanding a...
Uganda and the EAC should stand firm on the decision to progressively phase out second hand clothes

Uganda and the EAC should stand firm on the decision to progressively phase out second hand clothes

17 Jul 17  News
Civil society organizations under their umbrella “Working Group on Trade & Development” have requested the government of the republic of Uganda and the East African Communi...
The impact of Economic Partnership Agreements on the development of African value chains

The impact of Economic Partnership Agreements on the development of African value chains

05 Jul 17  News
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) concluded by the European Union (EU) with regional blocs of African countries (and certain individual African countries) are supposed to ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

03 Jul 17  Publications
Regional integration continues to enjoy strong political support in Africa. But the winds of change blowing in the global economy are being felt on the continent too. It is clear t...
Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Recognition and protection of geographical indications in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

29 Jun 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses geographical indications used by South Africa and their protection under the EU-SADC EPA Geographical indications (GIs) are unique n...
EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with East and Southern Africa (ESA) – Implications for Zimbabwe

28 Jun 17  Publications
The European Union has been negotiating the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-compatible Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of ...
SADC approve R40m grants to Madagascar, Seychelles

SADC approve R40m grants to Madagascar, Seychelles

12 Jun 17  News
SADC has approved to give R20 million each to Madagascar and Seychelles to help the two island nations improve their participation in regional and international trade. The grants ...

UK Elections and post-Brexit Prospects for SACU

08 Jun 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the trade prospects for SACU countries once Britain exists the EU and the impact on the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement The UK i...
EAC seeks clarity on EU trade deal

EAC seeks clarity on EU trade deal

22 May 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states that are yet to sign the EU-EAC economic partnership agreement (EPA) are not in position to do so pending clarification of issues they h...
ACP-EU – 28th meeting of Economic and Social Interest Groups

ACP-EU – 28th meeting of Economic and Social Interest Groups

19 May 17  News
Triennial meeting between EU and ACP delegates discusses lessons learned from EPAs and calls for greater involvement of economic and social actors in future development policies af...

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