Reporting on the AfCFTA: a training course for journalists – Cape Town, 3-4 October 2019
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) builds capacity for Africa to trade better. To this end, tralac offers training programmes, does analysis of trade and integration developments and supports an active debate on trade and regional integration law and policy. We are convinced that access to information on trade and integration developments is essential to enhance the quality of trade policy and governance. The role of the media, and specifically of journalists is critical to make progress in these areas. Our aim is to contribute to building a network of trade journalists across the continent.
This workshop will focus on reporting on the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement. We’ll discuss the state of the negotiations, providing an update on the ratification and entry into force of the Agreement, the ongoing negotiations on tariff concessions and rules of origin, as well as services sector commitments. We will also consider the second phase of the negotiations – on investment, competition and intellectual property rights. We’ll interrogate the potential of the AfCFTA to contribute to Africa’s development. An introduction to trade data analysis to assess intra-Africa trade – with trade data visualisation techniques will also be included in the programme.