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Post-Brexit tariff rate quotas – what is the cause for the despondency?

Post-Brexit tariff rate quotas – what is the cause for the despondency?

27 Oct 17  Discussion
A proposal to apportion existing European Union (EU) tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) between the United Kingdom (UK) and the remaining 27 countries of the EU post-Brexit has numerous exp...
High-level roundtable discusses ‘Partnership in practice: making EU trade work for ACP countries’

High-level roundtable discusses ‘Partnership in practice: making EU trade work for ACP countries’

26 Oct 17  News
On 20th October 2017, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström co-hosted a high-level roundtable in Brussels, entitled ‘Putting Partnership into Practice.’ At the event, parti...
Economic Partnership Agreements should support regional integration – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

Economic Partnership Agreements should support regional integration – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

25 Oct 17  News
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has emphasised the importance of ensuring that the Economic Partnership Agreements concluded between the African, ...
SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

19 Oct 17  Event
On Monday, 16 October 2017, tralac participated in the SADC-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement High-Level Civil Society Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Forum a...
South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Although the South African poultry industry is important in the broader agro-processing sector (especially in terms of employment) it is facing various difficulties. Even before th...
South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. For 2016 citrus fruit exports (1.7 million tonnes) were South Africa’s main agricultura...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Cape Town, a CCR Public Dialogue: Civil society’s region-building role in Southern Africa’s agro-processing sector Tomorrow, in Accra, the launch of Imani Africa...
Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

18 Oct 17  News
Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at Wits University – Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 October 2017 I am thrilled to be here at these historic grounds and i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 17  News
Africa Week 2017 is underway at the UN: update, downloads SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: updates from yesterday’s regional conference in Johannesburg. (i) Minister Davi...
Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement

Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement

16 Oct 17  News
South Africa’s Minister for Trade and Industry Robert Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met in Johannesburg today to review their respective trade and investmen...
Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

16 Oct 17  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was in South Africa on 16 and 17 October. The Commissioner attended a civil society forum in Johannesburg marking one year since the Econom...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Oct 17  News
Updated World Bank macro poverty outlook reports: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe AU’s STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning ...
ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

ESA-EU Interim EPA: Joint communiqué of the sixth meeting of the EPA Committee

13 Oct 17  News
The sixth meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region and the European Union was held ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Sep 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Zambia’s Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati, delivers the 2018 national budget Yesterday, in Maseru: The first sitting of the Lesotho Coordinating Committee on ...
President Museveni, EU Commission boss, discuss EPAs

President Museveni, EU Commission boss, discuss EPAs

29 Sep 17  News
President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community member states o...
Kenya pushes new deal for duty-free EU access

Kenya pushes new deal for duty-free EU access

28 Sep 17  News
Kenya has launched a fresh push for the conclusion of long-pending trade deal between the European Union and the East African Community (EAC) amid risks of losing preferential acce...
Harnessing Africa’s external trade partnerships for ‘Agenda 2063’

Harnessing Africa’s external trade partnerships for ‘Agenda 2063’

28 Sep 17  News
In the context of the African Union’s 50-year vision, Agenda 2063, this paper provides an analytical account and critical assessment of Africa’s strategic trade relations with ...
Has the Brexit Process entered a new Phase?

Has the Brexit Process entered a new Phase?

26 Sep 17  Publications
The British Prime Minister has delivered two major speeches this year on how her government wants to negotiate its exit from the European Union (EU) and what the post-Brexit deal s...
Intellectual Property Seminar – Cape Town, 6 September 2017

Intellectual Property Seminar – Cape Town, 6 September 2017

20 Sep 17  Event
On 6th September 2017, the Trade Law Centre (tralac), in collaboration with Zelna Jansen Consultancy (tralac alumna), hosted an intellectual property (IP) seminar in Cape Town, Sou...

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