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Algeria, Egypt, and Mauritania intra-Africa trade and value chain development

Algeria, Egypt, and Mauritania intra-Africa trade and value chain development

23 Dec 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
This trade brief provides a snapshot of Algeria, Egypt, and Mauritania’s trade globally and within Africa (intra-Africa trade). For each country, a short summary of its membershi...
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Beitbridge border upgrade: Embracing Customs border modernisation for enhanced trade facilitation and the regional integration agenda in Africa

Beitbridge border upgrade: Embracing Customs border modernisation for enhanced trade facilitation and the regional integration agenda in Africa

23 Dec 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The emerging realisation of the importance of the worldwide obligations meant to guide and harmoniously influence international trade is somewhat behind the increasing demand for e...
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The Potential of the Agribusiness Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA

The Potential of the Agribusiness Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA

22 Dec 2022  Working Papers Publications
This Trade Report analyses one of the value chains identified as a development priority by the AfCFTA: the broadly-defined agricultural/agro-processing/agribusiness sector in Afric...
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The Potential of the Clothing & Textile Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA

The Potential of the Clothing & Textile Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA

22 Dec 2022  Working Papers Publications
This Trade Report analyses one of the value chains identified as a development priority by the AfCFTA: the clothing, textile & leather sector (CT&L) in Africa, from the per...
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Benefitting from the AfCFTA: The Case of Mauritius

Benefitting from the AfCFTA: The Case of Mauritius

22 Dec 2022  Working Papers Publications
This trade report deals with the possible ways African countries can benefit from the AfCFTA as that preferential trade area becomes a reality, with Mauritius as a case study. It e...
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The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 9th edition

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 9th edition

22 Dec 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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Women in Services Trade: An overview of female participation and ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2022

Women in Services Trade: An overview of female participation and ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa for 2022

21 Dec 2022  Working Papers Publications
Trade is an integral part of the engine of economic growth. Services trade has the potential to form an increasingly important role in trade within Africa and for Africa trading wi...
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International Trade Explainer: Trade terms and concepts – A tralac guide

International Trade Explainer: Trade terms and concepts – A tralac guide

19 Dec 2022
International trade has its own terminology. The following is a list of general trade terms as used in international trade agreements concluded by states and as applied in the lega...
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Africa’s textile and apparel value chain – Its impact on special economic zones

Africa’s textile and apparel value chain – Its impact on special economic zones

12 Dec 2022  Working Papers Publications
The textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) industry, as well as the footwear industry, hold considerable potential for Africa in terms of economic advancements. These buyer-dr...
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Although the WTO is prioritising gender and women empowerment in trade, there is no framework of rules to implement gender parity

Although the WTO is prioritising gender and women empowerment in trade, there is no framework of rules to implement gender parity

30 Nov 2022  Working Papers Publications
This Trade Report reviews the impact of gender sensitive domestic policies on global trade rules. It provides a comparison between the work-programme of the gender and women empowe...
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The AfCFTA design will determine how it will function and evolve

The AfCFTA design will determine how it will function and evolve

29 Nov 2022  Working Papers Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is anchored in legal instruments concluded by sovereign states. For trade in goods the AfCFTA establishes, through its Protocol on ...
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How the AfCFTA began and evolved

How the AfCFTA began and evolved

28 Nov 2022  Working Papers Publications
African economic integration has a long history, but 10 years ago the African Union (AU) Assembly adopted a decision that put matters on a new course. This decision dealt with boos...
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Climate change, trade, and food security in Africa

Climate change, trade, and food security in Africa

25 Nov 2022  Working Papers Publications
The relationship between food security, trade and the environment is a complex but increasingly important one. The impacts of climate change have undermined progress in food securi...
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Profiling the African Clothing, Textile & Leather Value Chain: Basic and Gender Dimensions

Profiling the African Clothing, Textile & Leather Value Chain: Basic and Gender Dimensions

07 Nov 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The AfCFTA Secretariat, in a recent report entitled The Futures Report 2021: Which Value Chains for a Made in Africa Revolution, identified certain industrial sectors and sub-...
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Profiling the African Agricultural Value Chain: Basic and Gender Dimensions

Profiling the African Agricultural Value Chain: Basic and Gender Dimensions

06 Nov 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
The AfCFTA Secretariat, in a recent report entitled The Futures Report 2021: Which Value Chains for a Made in Africa Revolution, identified certain industrial sectors and sub-...
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African Trade and Integration: Law, Practice and the Courts

African Trade and Integration: Law, Practice and the Courts

14 Oct 2022  Books Publications
Preface Africa’s trade and integration initiatives, which aim to eventually establish the African Economic Community, are anchored in law. Members of the African Union conclude ...
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AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

07 Oct 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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Customs Administration and the Role of Disruptive Technologies in facilitating cross-border trade in Africa

Customs Administration and the Role of Disruptive Technologies in facilitating cross-border trade in Africa

31 Aug 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
What do practitioners and traders need to know and what can be done to make them work for trade facilitation? Customs administrations advance and implement cohesive sets of polici...
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Why legal Certainty and Remedies matter for African Trade and Integration

Why legal Certainty and Remedies matter for African Trade and Integration

26 Aug 2022  Trade Briefs Publications
Uncertainty is the enemy of endeavours to promote effective regional integration and trade. Business enterprises must can count on predictable outcomes when making investments and ...
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The SADC Trade Facilitation Agenda: Lessons for the African Continental Free Trade Area

The SADC Trade Facilitation Agenda: Lessons for the African Continental Free Trade Area

24 Aug 2022  Working Papers Publications
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) defines trade facilitation as “the simplification, modernisation and harmonisation of export and import processes.” In spite of the liberalis...
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