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European Union discussion paper on investment in South Africa

European Union discussion paper on investment in South Africa

19 Sep 18  News
The EU, as South Africa’s biggest investment partner, welcomes President Ramaphosa’s strong commitment to building a new social compact around investment. This discus...
State of the Union 2018: Towards a new ‘Africa-Europe Alliance’ to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs

State of the Union 2018: Towards a new ‘Africa-Europe Alliance’ to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs

12 Sep 18  News
The Commission is proposing today a new ‘Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs’ On 12 September, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, Pr...
Brexit on Tour in Africa

Brexit on Tour in Africa

04 Sep 18  Blog
Prime Minister Theresa May made a brief visit last week to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. These are the large, anchor economies of Southern, East and West Africa. They are also a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 18  News
Africa’s trade and investment relations: selected updates from recent events Prime Minister Theresa May in Cape Town (i) Joint statement by UK, SACU and Mozambique on a future ...
Joint statement on UK, SACU and Mozambique EPA

Joint statement on UK, SACU and Mozambique EPA

29 Aug 18  News
Joint meeting of the United Kingdom (UK), Southern African Customs Union member states (SACU) and Mozambique trade ministers on a future UK, SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnershi...
President Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statements in Cape Town, South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statements in Cape Town, South Africa

28 Aug 18  News
Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statement alongside the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa Scroll down for President Ramaphosa’s remarks Thank you, Mr President, fo...
South Africa-UK Business Forum: Speech by Prime Minister Theresa May

South Africa-UK Business Forum: Speech by Prime Minister Theresa May

28 Aug 18  News
PM Theresa May speaks about creating a new partnership between the UK and Africa in our mutual interest Good morning everyone, and thank you all for joining us today. It’s a ple...
German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip

German minister pushes for free trade deal ahead of Africa trip

22 Aug 18  News
Germany’s development minister Gerd Müller is promoting a “customs-free trade deal in Africa” ahead of his seven-nation Africa visit. Experts say the real issues are being i...
Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA

Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA

21 Aug 18  Blog
The demand for civil society participation in the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements has recently intensified following the growing and progressive mainstreaming of...
Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

Trade under Africa bloc will create ‘respect’

06 Aug 18  News
The East African Community should channel its resources to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as an alternative to pacts with Europe, Asia and t...
Exceptions in the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Exceptions in the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

31 Jul 18  Blog
Part IV of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement contains certain General Exceptions to the non-discrimination principle in the MFN and national treatment rules. Exceptions ar...
SADC EPA Trade Defense Mechanisms

SADC EPA Trade Defense Mechanisms

31 Jul 18  Blog
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group[1] is a WTO compatible Free Trade Agreement (FTA...
Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Brexit is due to happen on 29 March 2019 but there is no agreement yet on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU (the UK’s most important trading partner) will wor...
Trade routes: goods trade between SADC and the EU

Trade routes: goods trade between SADC and the EU

31 Jul 18  Infographics
The Eurostat database shows the export of goods (recorded in tons) to the EU28 member states by mode of transportation. The data shows the mode of transportation for external trade...
The Settlement of Disputes under the SADC EPA

The Settlement of Disputes under the SADC EPA

31 Jul 18  Blog
African states are not known for instituting formal dispute settlement proceedings about the violation of trade agreements. They never do so amongst themselves and very seldom vis-...
Commonwealth Business Forum: Dr Fox announces measures to strengthen commonwealth trade ties

Commonwealth Business Forum: Dr Fox announces measures to strengthen commonwealth trade ties

19 Apr 18  News
International trade secretary sets out new measures supporting strong Commonwealth trade ties at Heads of Government Summit As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (C...
Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

17 Apr 18  News
The tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration was held in Addis Ababa on 1 and 2 November 2017, on the theme, “Implementation of the Continental Free...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 18  News
Underway, in Windhoek: SACU Council of Ministers meeting The ministers will discuss, among others, SACU trade negotiations, including the recently launched African Continental Fre...
SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses tariff rate quotas under the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement November 1, 2016, marked a new era in the European Union (EU)’s tra...

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