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Tag: Economic Partnership Agreements

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...
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...
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...
Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

08 Mar 18  Blog
Brexit will arrive in about one year from now, at the end of March 2019. There have been many statements and “clarifications” but official negotiations about how the European U...
CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors

CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors

28 Feb 18  News
Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Tuesday met with African Ambassadors in Ethiopia for their 19th quarterly briefing which touched on a number...
Joint Communiqué: 19th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community

Joint Communiqué: 19th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community

26 Feb 18  News
Theme: Enhancing Socio-Economic Development for Deeper Integration of the Community The East African Community Heads of State, their Excellencies President Yoweri Kaguta Musev...
Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

Court dismisses appeal over EAC partner states signing EPA dispute

19 Feb 18  News
The Appellate Division dismissed an Appeal filed by one Castro Pius from the United Republic of Tanzania, whose application seeking an injunction to stop the Partner States which h...
SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Mozambique Trade Profile

SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Mozambique Trade Profile

09 Feb 18  Infographics
On 10 June 2016, the EU and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group – comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS), South Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 18  News
Niger assumes the G5 Sahel Presidency during this week’s Niamey summit Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states (European C...
Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states

Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states

06 Feb 18  News
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) became the first regional EPA in Africa to be fully operat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 18  News
Bilateral talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve existing non tariff barriers and enhance trade entered their 3rd day today. The Kenyan delegation is led by Dr Kiptoo while Pr...
Ghana and European Union holds inception meeting on interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

Ghana and European Union holds inception meeting on interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA)

30 Jan 18  News
The first meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) between Ghana and the EU was held in Accra, Ghana on 24 January 2018. The meeting wa...
$89 billion lost in underuse of European Union free trade agreements, report shows

$89 billion lost in underuse of European Union free trade agreements, report shows

30 Jan 18  News
Importers and exporters make use of the free trade agreements that the EU has signed with other countries – but not as much as they could. The full potential of European Union f...
Cumulation provisions in the SADC EPA

Cumulation provisions in the SADC EPA

25 Jan 18  Blog
Earlier this week, visiting officials from the European Commission provided insight at a Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) workshop into the cumulation provisions contained in the...
A tralac Perspective on the bigger picture for 2018

A tralac Perspective on the bigger picture for 2018

19 Jan 18  Blog
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) monitors integration, trade and governance in Africa. The fact that developments in Southern and Eastern Africa are more frequently covered does not m...
2017 in trade – green shoots in Africa?

2017 in trade – green shoots in Africa?

15 Dec 17  Blog
While globally protectionist sentiment and economic nationalism continue to rattle the multilateral trading system, here on the continent, even amongst serious political upheavals,...

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