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Britain’s 12 Point Brexit Plan: First Impressions

Britain’s 12 Point Brexit Plan: First Impressions

25 Jan 2017  Trade Reports Publications
On 17 January 2017, the British Prime Minister announced her Government’s “Twelve Point Plan” for exiting the European Union (EU). It describes how the Brexit negotiatio...
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Dealing with Technical Barriers to Trade in the Continental Free Trade Area

Dealing with Technical Barriers to Trade in the Continental Free Trade Area

25 Jan 2017  Trade Reports Publications
Africa might be entering a new phase in its pursuit to boost intra-African trade and deepen regional integration. This could happen if the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) provid...
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More Trade Disputes in 2017? Starting with Measures Against EU Chickens

More Trade Disputes in 2017? Starting with Measures Against EU Chickens

18 Jan 2017  Trade Briefs Publications
African governments do not believe in adjudication as a means for settling trade disputes. This is unfortunate. A final and binding ruling clears the air, removes uncertainty about...
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Looking towards 2017: A Framework for Speculating about the Global Picture

Looking towards 2017: A Framework for Speculating about the Global Picture

18 Jan 2017  Trade Reports Publications
Implications of the election of Donald Trump as the next United States president currently dominate discussions about geopolitical developments and the prospects for internati...
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Trade policy review for 2016: is there a trump card?

Trade policy review for 2016: is there a trump card?

15 Dec 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
Several key events took place during 2016 that may collectively result in a turning point for trade liberalisation around the globe. South Africa, and perhaps more importantly Afri...
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The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

15 Dec 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the implication of Brexit on the overall t...
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The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

07 Dec 2016  Trade Reports Publications
There have been several attempts to foster deep integration within West Africa in times past to take advantage of the well-known gains from this regional integration. These gains i...
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While South Africa slept: why is it not like an Asian economy?

While South Africa slept: why is it not like an Asian economy?

07 Dec 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Over the last fifty years or more the most remarkable feature of global economic growth has been the growth demonstrated by the so-called ‘Asian Tiger’ economies (Hong Kong, Si...
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Intra-SACU Trade Data Analysis

Intra-SACU Trade Data Analysis

30 Nov 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The objective for this paper is to examine intra-SACU (Southern Africa Customs Union) trade with a special emphasis on the position of Botswana in this trade and the role of re-exp...
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Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in SADC: Promise and Pitfalls

Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in SADC: Promise and Pitfalls

30 Nov 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) considers the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), reached in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2013, to be a considerable achievement. An official res...
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Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
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Continental Wide Service Liberalization within Africa

Continental Wide Service Liberalization within Africa

23 Nov 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Following on from their initial tralac Trade Brief “Service Liberalization within Africa – Trying to Quantify the Potential Impact”, the authors utilize the model, database a...
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An analysis of Kenya’s economic and trade performance that highlights a comparison with East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies

An analysis of Kenya’s economic and trade performance that highlights a comparison with East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies

16 Nov 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The objective of this paper is to examine the economic performances of the East African Community (EAC) members (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda). Emphasis will be plac...
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Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

Intra East Africa Community (EAC) trade from a Kenyan perspective, with an emphasis on re-exports

16 Nov 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The objective for this paper is to examine intra-EAC trade with a special emphasis on the position of Kenya in this trade and the role of re-exports. The latter has become possible...
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Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

10 Nov 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The East African Community (EAC) achieved a common market in 2009 when the Heads of States and Governments signed the Common Market Protocol (CMP). It became effective in July 2010...
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The Paris Agreement one year later – where are the Parties to Framework Convention on Climate Change?

The Paris Agreement one year later – where are the Parties to Framework Convention on Climate Change?

02 Nov 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Much has been achieved in the relatively short span of time since the passing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. The speed at which Parties ratified their respective agreemen...
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Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

27 Oct 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
Africa’s integration agenda has always been an ambitious one. The typical approach is to target trade in goods and for the Member States to determine, in advance, the timelines f...
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A Hollowing Out: Disjunctive Policy in South Africa and Implications for the Trade Agenda

A Hollowing Out: Disjunctive Policy in South Africa and Implications for the Trade Agenda

27 Oct 2016  Trade Reports Publications
South Africa’s approach to the future of trade negotiations can be expected to be informed by leading documents such as the National Development Plan (NDP) and recent Industrial ...
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Governance Implications of South Africa’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

Governance Implications of South Africa’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

27 Oct 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Media reports described South Africa’s recently announced withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as showing “startling disregard for justice from a country long...
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The Court of Justice as the Court of Appeal for COMESA Competition Law

The Court of Justice as the Court of Appeal for COMESA Competition Law

14 Sep 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The COMESA Court of Justice has not yet ruled on any competition related disputes or appeals. A COMESA legal regime for competition regulation in the Common Market does, however, e...
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