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Overview of the rebate facilities in the Southern African Customs Union

Overview of the rebate facilities in the Southern African Customs Union

03 May 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement (SACUA) of 2002 aims to facilitate free movement of goods between SACU member countries. For goods imported outside the region, ...
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The EAC Mode 4: Trade data

The EAC Mode 4: Trade data

26 Apr 2017  Trade Reports Publications
The East African Community (EAC) Common Market Protocol (CMP) entered into force in 2010. Among others, the protocol consists of the services liberalisation commitments and provide...
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Africa’s trading relationship with Japan

Africa’s trading relationship with Japan

26 Apr 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
Over the last few years, the focus of African trade and trading relationships has focused on several countries and regions. Firstly, we have the European Union (EU) with the Econom...
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WTO: Agricultural Issues for Africa

WTO: Agricultural Issues for Africa

24 Apr 2017  Books Publications
The agriculture trade talks started in 2000 in terms of the original mandate of the Agreement on Agriculture, and then became part of the Doha Round of negotiations in 2001. Many s...
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Are EPAs still on the African Agenda?

Are EPAs still on the African Agenda?

05 Apr 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) date back to the signing of the Cotonou Agreement (the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement) in 2000. Since that time, it has been the framework ...
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The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

05 Apr 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is not, like the regional economic communities (RECs), a legal person. It is a sui generis framework agreement for promoting trade in goods am...
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Côte d’Ivoire: economic and trade profile and performance

Côte d’Ivoire: economic and trade profile and performance

05 Apr 2017  Trade Reports Publications
This paper examines the economic and trade profile and performance of Côte d’Ivoire since 1960, focusing on trends over the past 15 years. Côte d’Ivoire’s economic performa...
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Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

29 Mar 2017  Trade Reports Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Senegal since 1960, with particular emphasis on the period since 2001. Over the course of 2015, Senegal’s macroeconomic p...
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WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and its implementation in southern Africa

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and its implementation in southern Africa

16 Mar 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
This Trade Brief considers some of the major challenges and inefficiencies in cross-border trade in the southern Africa region and the benefits that implementation of the World Tra...
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Sustainability in Madagascar

Sustainability in Madagascar

08 Mar 2017  Trade Reports Publications
This working paper examines sustainability issues with respect to Madagascar. This seemingly uncontroversial and self-evident objective raises more questions than the paper is like...
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First contours of a new American-African Policy and a new Era of Trade with the North?

First contours of a new American-African Policy and a new Era of Trade with the North?

08 Mar 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
This Trade Brief looks at some of the implications for Africa of the election of Mr. Donald Trump as the 45th American President, as well as considering broader international trade...
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The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

01 Mar 2017  Trade Reports Publications
This paper considers China’s position in world trade from two perspectives. The first section details the evolution of Chinese trade over the period 2001-2013, with an update of ...
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Issues for CFTA negotiators to consider

Issues for CFTA negotiators to consider

22 Feb 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
This paper will examine the modalities (the formulas, targets, or specific measures used to accomplish stated objectives) associated with current negotiations on the African Contin...
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A legal and economic assessment of South Sudan’s possible accession to the East African Community

A legal and economic assessment of South Sudan’s possible accession to the East African Community

22 Feb 2017  Trade Reports Publications
South Sudan applied to join the East African Community (EAC) in 2011, when H.E. General Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of the Republic of South Sudan signed a note verbale. In ...
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The Blue Economy – opportunities for Africa’s sustainable development agenda

The Blue Economy – opportunities for Africa’s sustainable development agenda

22 Feb 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
Alongside a marked rise in the global interest in and defence of our fragile natural environment, there has been a growing worldwide interest in the Blue Economy and how it natural...
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Africa’s economic performance in perspective

Africa’s economic performance in perspective

16 Feb 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
The objective for this paper is to assess Africa’s economic profile over the last fifty or so years and try to place this performance in perspective. We use a variety of indicato...
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Madagascar: the trade policy and performance profile

Madagascar: the trade policy and performance profile

16 Feb 2017  Trade Reports Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Madagascar, focusing on the period since 2001. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO, 2015), Madagascar is slowly ...
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A discussion on the Trade and Environmental Review and fisheries data for Africa

A discussion on the Trade and Environmental Review and fisheries data for Africa

08 Feb 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has recently released a Trade and Environmental Review (TER). The review presents a broad overview of three contempo...
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Services trade in Africa

Services trade in Africa

08 Feb 2017  Trade Reports Publications
This working paper examines the African services trade to set a background for assessing the main issues for consideration in the current Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotia...
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Patterns of Premature Deindustrialisation in Africa

Patterns of Premature Deindustrialisation in Africa

25 Jan 2017  Trade Reports Publications
In order for a country to advance from a poor, agrarian state into a modern post-industrial state, experience has taught that it must follow a specific pattern of development, in w...
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