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Tag: Economic Partnership Agreements

Safeguards and trade remedies in the SADC and ESA Economic Partnership Agreements

30 Sep 09  Publications
This paper discusses the “Trade Defence Instruments” in the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) currently being negotiated between the European Union (EU), on the one hand...

A SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement – current status and benchmarking of negotiations

22 Aug 08  Publications
At the end of 2007 the WTO waiver with respect to the Lomé/Cotonou-based non-reciprocal trade preferences for African Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries in the EU market ...
tralac Annual Conference 2008

tralac Annual Conference 2008

20 Jun 08  Event
tralac’s Annual Conference 2008 took place on 12 and 13 June in Cape Town. The Conference focused on Southern Africa’s RTA (Regional Trade Arrangement) agenda. Background Cou...
Southern Africa and the European Union: the TDCA and SADC EPA

Southern Africa and the European Union: the TDCA and SADC EPA

02 Jun 08  Publications
Regional integration is not a new issue in the Southern African region with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) dating back to 1910. It was only in 2002, however, that steps ...
A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

28 May 08  Publications
The revision of the ACP-EC rules of origin was long overdue, with the the prevailing regime dating back to the early Lome Conventions that governed the ACP’s access to EU markets...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

14 Mar 08  Publications
2007 may perhaps turn out to mark a watershed for regional integration in the southern Africa region. Developments both intra- and extra-regionally have raised the regional integra...
SADC Workshop on Trade in Services and Investment in the EPA Negotiations, 20-22 February 2008

SADC Workshop on Trade in Services and Investment in the EPA Negotiations, 20-22 February 2008

05 Mar 08  Event
The European Commission (EC) and tralac organised a Southern African Development Community (SADC)/EC Workshop on Trade in Services and Investment in the Economic Partnership Agreem...
tralac EPA Review Workshop, 23 January 2008

tralac EPA Review Workshop, 23 January 2008

25 Jan 08  Event
Critical evaluation of the EPA negotiation process The first phase of the EPA negotiations is now completed and Member States are preparing themselves for the next round of n...
tralac Annual Conference 2007

tralac Annual Conference 2007

16 Oct 07  Event
tralac not only hosted its 5th Annual Conference but also celebrated 5 years of developing and building trade capacity in the region. Our flagship event was hosted at the BMW pavil...
SADC EPA Benchmarking Workshop, 1 October 2007

SADC EPA Benchmarking Workshop, 1 October 2007

02 Oct 07  Event
Despite the process of negotiating the EPAs between the ACP and EU countries appearing to have been conceived with sustainable development goals in mind, progress in the negotiatio...

Benchmarking EPA negotiations between EU and SADC

01 Oct 07  Publications
This Working Paper starts by summarising the status of SADC-EU EPA negotiations and sketches the legal and institutional outline underlying these negotiations. Subsequent to this, ...
Services Training Workshop, 22-23 August 2007

Services Training Workshop, 22-23 August 2007

24 Aug 07  Event
tralac hosted a two day workshop on Trade in Services in Cape Town, South Africa from 22-23 August 2007. Patrick Low, Head: Economic Research and Statistics, from the World Tr...
Fostering Trade through Private-Public Dialogue: Business Implications of EPA Negotiations for SADC

Fostering Trade through Private-Public Dialogue: Business Implications of EPA Negotiations for SADC

13 Jun 07  Event
The International Trade Centre (ITC), in collaboration with the Trade Law Centre (tralac), organized a “Regional Experts Meeting” for the Southern African Development Community...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2006

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2006

01 May 07  Publications
Regional Integration in general is considered as an important theoretical paradigm for and successful practical instrument of economic growth and development. Particularly in South...
Training Course: Rules of Origin for EPAs, 26-27 February 2007

Training Course: Rules of Origin for EPAs, 26-27 February 2007

28 Feb 07  Event
tralac presented a training course on Rules of Origin for the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, specifically for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ...
tralac Annual Conference 2006

tralac Annual Conference 2006

20 Oct 06  Event
tralac’s 2006 Annual Conference, held at the President Hotel in Cape Town on 5 and 6 October, focused on Economic Partnership Agreements. A special relationship has long existed...
COMESA Rules of Origin Course, 4-5 September 2006

COMESA Rules of Origin Course, 4-5 September 2006

12 Sep 06  Event
tralac facilitated a 2-day training course on Rules of Origin (RoO) on 4-5 September, and which took place in Harare, Zimbabwe. It was organised by tralac together with the COMESA ...
Rules of Origin under EPAs: Key Issues and New Directions

Rules of Origin under EPAs: Key Issues and New Directions

06 Feb 06  Publications
Rules of origin form a critical component of any trade agreement or preferential trade area, and thus an important role in the implementation of trade policy. They are used as a to...
tralac Annual Conference 2005: EPA Conference

tralac Annual Conference 2005: EPA Conference

13 Oct 05  Event
tralac held its Annual Conference on 13 and 14 October 2005 in Cape Town on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and their impact on African, Caribbean and Pacific countries....

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