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The Russia-Ukraine war has triggered the use of export restrictions on essential food supplies by some WTO members prompting food insecurity and rising food prices

The Russia-Ukraine war has triggered the use of export restrictions on essential food supplies by some WTO members prompting food insecurity and rising food prices

13 Jun 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The conflict in Ukraine has caused a global economic and humanitarian catastrophe. The global catastrophe encompasses human suffering, loss of lives, global food price increases, f...
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Special Economic Zones: Ethiopian Case Study

Special Economic Zones: Ethiopian Case Study

31 May 2022  Working Papers Publications
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) represent delimited zones in which industrial development is promoted by establishing export strategies and by attracting foreign direct investment (F...
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The Harmonized System: What do users and traders need to know?

The Harmonized System: What do users and traders need to know?

31 May 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The Harmonized System Nomenclature (HS Nomenclature) is an international standardized numerical Customs clearance facility. It is used in the systematic classification of goods and...
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Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

31 May 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The road transport landscape in Southern African Development Community (SADC) is shaped by a combination of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (SADC PTC...
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The U.S. anti-dumping investigation against lemon juice exports from South Africa

The U.S. anti-dumping investigation against lemon juice exports from South Africa

30 May 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
South African producers and exporters of lemon juice (and no doubt exporters of citrus fruit) received an unwelcome surprise early January 2022 that a California-based company prod...
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WTO Farm Talks on Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes: Consequences of the missed deadlines for a Permanent Solution

WTO Farm Talks on Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes: Consequences of the missed deadlines for a Permanent Solution

18 May 2022  Working Papers Publications
Public stockholding (PSH) for food security purposes continues to be a contentious issue in the WTO Agriculture negotiations. While contending positions are put forcefully in the n...
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The Digital Economy Opportunity for the AfCFTA

The Digital Economy Opportunity for the AfCFTA

28 Apr 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is in the process of taking shape. This momentous initiative for Africa holds much promise, not just for the promotion of intra-Afr...
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Special Economic Zones in Africa: An Overview of Policies and Regulatory Regimes

Special Economic Zones in Africa: An Overview of Policies and Regulatory Regimes

22 Apr 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are delimited zones in which industrial development is promoted by incentives and support programmes designed to attract foreign direct investment (FD...
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The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 8th edition

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 8th edition

18 Apr 2022
This booklet provides a handy guide on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and how it fits within Africa’s broader development agenda – the architecture of the AfC...
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AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

04 Apr 2022
What is the AfCFTA? The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is, in addition to being a free trade area, a flagship project of the African Union (AU) in terms of Agen...
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Gender Provisions in African Trade Agreements: What Commitments Are There For Reconciling Gender Equality and Trade?

Gender Provisions in African Trade Agreements: What Commitments Are There For Reconciling Gender Equality and Trade?

25 Mar 2022  Working Papers Publications
The trade agreements concluded by African countries stand out in many respects in terms of addressing gender issues. Specific provisions on gender have been integrated in African t...
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South Africa Trade Update 2021

South Africa Trade Update 2021

28 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
South Africa’s latest trade policy formulation retains the clear connection between trade and industrial policy, noting that that trade policy instruments such as the import tari...
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Preferential Tariff Rate Quota Utilisation for 2021 under the EU-SADC EPA

Preferential Tariff Rate Quota Utilisation for 2021 under the EU-SADC EPA

26 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement was concluded and signed on the 10th of June 2016 by the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group c...
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African Economic Integration through the AfCFTA

African Economic Integration through the AfCFTA

23 Feb 2022  Working Papers Publications
Regional integration makes sense in and for Africa. Most African nations are developing countries with small domestic markets. Many are land locked. Growth through economic integra...
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LDCs in Africa – case study of Angola

LDCs in Africa – case study of Angola

22 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Angola is a resource-rich (predominantly oil, precious gems, and metals) sub-Saharan African country located on the west coast of Africa. It is one of the largest oil producers in ...
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Does the AfCFTA provide for a new Approach to Regional Integration in Africa?

Does the AfCFTA provide for a new Approach to Regional Integration in Africa?

21 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Regional integration makes sense for Africa. Most African nations are developing countries with small domestic markets. Many are landlocked. Growth through economic integration has...
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Trade Remedies and Safeguards: Important for States and Private Parties

Trade Remedies and Safeguards: Important for States and Private Parties

21 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Part 4 of the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Goods contains several provisions on trade remedies and safeguards. Article 17 states that the State Parties may apply anti-dumping and co...
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Will Trade Remedies be used as part of Trade Governance under the AfCFTA?

Will Trade Remedies be used as part of Trade Governance under the AfCFTA?

21 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Very few African States are active users of trade remedies and safeguards as part of their trade governance and trade policy implementation. Only four African countries – Egypt, ...
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The AfCFTA Trade Remedy Regime can enhance rules-based Trade Governance

The AfCFTA Trade Remedy Regime can enhance rules-based Trade Governance

21 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Since only a small number of African States are active users of trade remedies and safeguards, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement’s ...
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ICT Policy Choices and Digital Development in Africa

ICT Policy Choices and Digital Development in Africa

21 Feb 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policies are a key driver of ‘digital development’ – the extent of integration of a country or region into the global digital w...
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