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Tag: Economic Partnership Agreements

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 17  News
Applications close on 6 March for tralac’s online course ‘Trade in the 21st Century: legal and policy considerations for Africa’.   Profiled appointment: Paul Noumba Um...
Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

13 Feb 17  News
The poultry trade between South Africa and Namibia is not clearly defined, leading to confusion regarding the actual origin of many chicken products imported into the Southern Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 17  News
PIDA Progress Report 2016 (NEPAD) The lead implementing PIDA agency, the NEPAD Agency, with support from the AUC, AfDB, partners and stakeholders, continues to interact with the p...
EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data

EPA meeting flops as member states fail to provide trade data

02 Feb 17  News
The East African Community meeting that was to be held this weekend to discuss the Economic Partnership Agreement between the region and the European Union was postponed after se...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Mauritius: ‘Cross-border banking and regulatory reforms: implications for Africa from international experience’ Call for papers: ‘Public economics for dev...
Is the collapse of the Economic Partnership Agreement looming?

Is the collapse of the Economic Partnership Agreement looming?

01 Feb 17  News
As it stands now, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) seems to have hit a dead end, Daily Monitor has learnt. Simply put, EPA is an initiative by the European Union (EU...
Africa’s external relations

Africa’s external relations

20 Jan 17  Resource
More Trade Disputes in 2017? Starting with Measures Against EU Chickens

More Trade Disputes in 2017? Starting with Measures Against EU Chickens

18 Jan 17  Publications
African governments do not believe in adjudication as a means for settling trade disputes. This is unfortunate. A final and binding ruling clears the air, removes uncertainty about...
Looking towards 2017: A Framework for Speculating about the Global Picture

Looking towards 2017: A Framework for Speculating about the Global Picture

18 Jan 17  Publications
Implications of the election of Donald Trump as the next United States president currently dominate discussions about geopolitical developments and the prospects for internati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jan 17  News
Starting, Sunday, in Cape Town: the inaugural UN World Data Forum Learning to Compete: evidence on exporting and firm-level performance (UNU-WIDER) This Special Issue by the Jour...
EU trade: Defining talks for East Africa presidents for late January

EU trade: Defining talks for East Africa presidents for late January

13 Jan 17  News
The East African Community Heads of State Summit, which was to be held in the first week of this month, has been pushed to next month, after the regional ministers of trade and Eas...
Global trade governance

Global trade governance

04 Jan 17  Themes
International trade and the global economy have undergone significant changes in recent years as a result of improved technology, a shift towards trade in services, and increasing ...
The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

15 Dec 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the implication of Brexit on the overall t...
The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

07 Dec 16  Publications
There have been several attempts to foster deep integration within West Africa in times past to take advantage of the well-known gains from this regional integration. These gains i...
Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

23 Nov 16  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the lodgement of a civil suit by a Tanzanian national in the EAC Court of Justice opposing the signing of the EAC Economic Partnershi...
South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

04 Nov 16  News
The European Union and the Republic of South Africa concluded a Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) which came into effect on 1 January 2000. The TDCA “Trad...
Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

03 Nov 16  News
Five southern African countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland – have opened a new chapter in their bilateral relations with the European Union (EU) f...
The Economic Impact of the SADC EPA Group-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the SADC EPA Group-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

11 Oct 16  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
Entry into force of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Entry into force of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

10 Oct 16  News
Joint Press Release from the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa and the EU Delegation to the Republic of South Africa Benefits of a new trade de...

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