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Export permits on specific agricultural exports from South Africa to the European Union

Export permits on specific agricultural exports from South Africa to the European Union

05 Feb 14  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and export permits under the TDCA between South Africa and the European Union In the Government Gaze...
EAC states fail to strike trade deal with Europe

EAC states fail to strike trade deal with Europe

03 Feb 14  News
The just concluded negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between East Africa Community (EAC) member states and the European Union (EU) markets have once again ...
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...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

18 Sep 13  Event
As an essential part of tralac’s capacity building mandate in Southern Africa, we conducted the annual trade data accessing, collation and interpretation training exercise (...
The EU Generalised System of Preferences: An overview of proposed reforms

The EU Generalised System of Preferences: An overview of proposed reforms

02 May 12  Publications
European countries through the European Commission (EC) have embarked on a reform process that aims to focus the non-reciprocal trade preferences offered under the European Union (...
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...

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...
Export promotion seminars for the SACU-EFTA Free Trade Agreement, July 2009

Export promotion seminars for the SACU-EFTA Free Trade Agreement, July 2009

03 Jul 09  Event
Business Unity SA (BUSA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted a workshop on the export opportunities available under the SACU-EFTA FTA. The seminars took place...
Seminar: Use and Application of Geographical Indications by ACP member states as a trade tool – Montpellier, 24-27 March 2009

Seminar: Use and Application of Geographical Indications by ACP member states as a trade tool – Montpellier, 24-27 March 2009

05 May 09  Event
Background International agricultural trade is characterized by increased competition between emerging countries in lucrative markets in developed countries. The intensification o...
3rd Annual Garnet Conference: Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World, September 2008

3rd Annual Garnet Conference: Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World, September 2008

23 Apr 09  Event
tralac participated in the 3rd Annual GARNET Conference hosted by the University of Bordeaux from 17-19 September 2008, under the theme Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Glo...

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 ...
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...
Trade Policy Tools Training – February/March 2008

Trade Policy Tools Training – February/March 2008

04 Mar 08  Event
Trade liberalization has gained increasing attention both at the bilateral and multilateral level in the past two decades. We have witnessed the formation of the World Trade Organi...
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...
Report-back on Muenster Conference, Germany, 11-12 October 2007

Report-back on Muenster Conference, Germany, 11-12 October 2007

12 Oct 07  Event
On 11-12 October, the Center for Trade Law in Münster, Germany, organised and hosted its 12th Annual Trade Law Conference with the theme ‘Bilateral and regional trade agreements...
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...
Southern Africa and the trading relationship with the European Union

Southern Africa and the trading relationship with the European Union

23 Jan 07  Publications
The trading relationship between the Southern African region and the EU is at a crossroads, where there are two major directions possible for the region plus numerous side roads th...
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...
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...

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