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Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

23 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and...
Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

18 Jul 14  News
After ten years of preparations and negotiations, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the SADC EPA Group and the EU was ‘initialed’ by the Chief Negotiators on 15 ...
West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

14 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

25 Jun 14  Publications
Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is a diverse Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) group including Indian Ocean islands (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles), countries ...
The possible effects on the Namibian economy of the signing or non-signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Commission as on 1 October 2014

The possible effects on the Namibian economy of the signing or non-signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Commission as on 1 October 2014

12 Jun 14  Publications
The relationship between the European Commission (EC) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries is governed by the Agreement that was signed in Cotonou in June 20...

Cost benefit analysis of socioeconomic implications of a possible signature or non-signature of an Economic Partnership Agreement for Namibia and some repercussions for member states of the Southern African Customs Union

12 Jun 14  Publications
The document titled The possible effects on the Namibian Economy of the signing or non-signing of the EPA with the European Commission sketched only the possible direct negative ef...
African Trade Ministers split on EPA path forward as deadline looms

African Trade Ministers split on EPA path forward as deadline looms

12 May 14  News
The October deadline for African countries to conclude their Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU took centre stage at a meeting of African Union (AU) trade ministers...
Ghana to be guided by collective position of ECOWAS on EPA

Ghana to be guided by collective position of ECOWAS on EPA

22 Apr 14  News
Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday said Ghana would be guided by the collective position of the Economic Community of West African States on the Economi...
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 ...
Africa should keep an eye out for EU-US trade talks

Africa should keep an eye out for EU-US trade talks

16 Apr 14  News
The current EU-US negotiations should be a wake-up call for African governments to be proactive and limit the burden that a trade deal of this magnitude will unquestionably bring a...
Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

08 Apr 14  News
Africa and the European Union (EU) agreed at the end of the EU-Africa summit held in Brussels, Belgium last week, to continue working on outstanding Economic Partnership Agree...
EU-Africa summit to debate free trade

EU-Africa summit to debate free trade

02 Apr 14  News
EU and African leaders from 80 states are poised to meet in Brussels for a two-day summit as a deadline for tariff-free trade agreements draws near. Presidents Jacob Zuma and Rober...
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

15 Oct 13  News
Address by Karel De Gucht, European Trade Commissioner, to the EU-ACP Joint Ministerial Trade Committee, Brussels, 11 October 2013 Ministers, This is now the fourth time tha...
An assessment of the Trade and Development Cooperation Agreement

An assessment of the Trade and Development Cooperation Agreement

13 Feb 13  Publications
The Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) between South Africa and the European Union (EU) is an important trade agreement for South Africa, as it enables preferentia...

Do EPAs undermine regional integration in Southern Africa?

01 Mar 11  Publications
Regional integration features prominently in the development strategies of most African countries. The current regional integration agenda for East and Southern Africa is ambitious...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

08 Dec 10  Publications
During 2009 several important developments highlighted specific challenges for policy makers in Southern Africa. The global economic crisis continued to impact on the region in 200...
Regional Seminar on EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, 13-15 September 2010

Regional Seminar on EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, 13-15 September 2010

27 Sep 10  Event
From 13 to 15 September 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa, the European Union (EU) and tralac jointly hosted an information seminar on the EU-SADC (Southern African Development Commu...

State of play in the SADC-EU EPA negotiations

01 Jun 10  Publications
In June 2009, four members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiating group – Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swazila...
Supporting Regional Integration in East and Southern Africa – Review of Select Issues

Supporting Regional Integration in East and Southern Africa – Review of Select Issues

18 May 10  Publications
There has been renewed interest in regional integration in Africa in the last few years. Political ambitions to progress along the linear path of regional integration from free tra...
tralac Annual Conference 2009

tralac Annual Conference 2009

23 Oct 09  Event
tralac held its 2009 Annual Conference on the 3rd and 4th of September in Cape Town, South Africa. The aim of the Conference was to critically review the past year’s key tra...

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