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When History and Governance Confusion undermine Trade Certainty: The 1964 Trade Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe

When History and Governance Confusion undermine Trade Certainty: The 1964 Trade Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe

24 Aug 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Legal certainty is essential for the functioning of FTAs. Compliance with the WTO rules is important to protect the rights of all parties in the multilateral system; including...
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WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Developments since Bali

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: Developments since Bali

24 Aug 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The landmark decision by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) members in December 2013 in Bali at the 9th Ministerial Conference on a Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) remains ...
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South Africa and Zimbabwe trade – how does it work?

South Africa and Zimbabwe trade – how does it work?

18 Aug 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
South Africa and Zimbabwe are both members of SADC and of the SADC Free Trade Area. They also have a bilateral trade agreement dating from 1964. South Africa remains one of the mos...
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Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

18 Aug 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The objective of the East African Community (EAC) is to deepen the integration process within the Community through liberalisation and promotion of intra-regional trade. The E...
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The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa

The Commodity Price Downturn and Trade: Finding Solutions for Africa

11 Aug 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The continent of Africa is the world’s resource vault. More than any other continent or region, Africa is endowed richly with natural resources both in terms of diversity and als...
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Moving money across borders in the SADC region

Moving money across borders in the SADC region

20 Jul 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
Under the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Finance and Investment Protocol, Annex 6 provides for cooperation on payment, clearing and settlement systems. The subco...
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Intra-SACU Trade Data Analysis

Intra-SACU Trade Data Analysis

20 Jul 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) is the oldest existing customs union in the world. It was established in 1910 pursuant to a Customs Union Agreement between the then Union ...
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How do the Southern African RECs compare as Rules-based Arrangements?

How do the Southern African RECs compare as Rules-based Arrangements?

20 Jul 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
During the week of 4 to 11 July 2016 tralac hosted a training workshop for the COMESA Court of Justice. It was a very worthwhile experience in terms of offering an opportunity to t...
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Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Protection Under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA): Proposals for an Intellectual Property Protocol

Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Protection Under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA): Proposals for an Intellectual Property Protocol

20 Jul 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The Agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) among the member states of COMESA, the EAC and SADC was signed on 10 June 2015 in Egypt during the Third Tripartite S...
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South Africa: Tariff policy – does it matter?

South Africa: Tariff policy – does it matter?

13 Jul 2016  Trade Reports Publications
In recent years South Africa has increasingly turned to changes in the SACU tariffs to stimulate its economy. These changes have included both decreases in the case of inputs into ...
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Some Implications of Brexit for Southern African Trade Relations

Some Implications of Brexit for Southern African Trade Relations

30 Jun 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
Seldom has a single political event revealed such an astounding degree of failure to grasp and prepare for the consequences of an act of self-inflicted harm. The Economist writes o...
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One Year after its Launch: Has the Tripartite Free Trade Area been overtaken by Events?

One Year after its Launch: Has the Tripartite Free Trade Area been overtaken by Events?

23 Jun 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The Tripartite FTA (TFTA) is often referred to in publications and in statements as if already a reality, or at least imminent. The true position is that this agreement is not in f...
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Does SACU face a Crisis?

Does SACU face a Crisis?

17 Jun 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
It may sound alarmist to suggest that a regional trade arrangement which has been in existence for more than a hundred years finds itself in a crisis. On the other hand, many a com...
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International regulatory cooperation in the SADC tourism services sector

International regulatory cooperation in the SADC tourism services sector

08 Jun 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The tourism sector makes a significant contribution to the Gross Domestic Product of all Member States in the Southern African Development Community. It is an important provider of...
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Trade at a Glance: a comparative analysis of the BRICS Countries’ Manufactures’ Trade in Value Added & Global Value Chains

Trade at a Glance: a comparative analysis of the BRICS Countries’ Manufactures’ Trade in Value Added & Global Value Chains

08 Jun 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
In today’s globalised world, production processes have been split up and different parts of production relocated around the world. Global value chains (GVCs) are now attributed t...
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Service Liberalization within Africa – Trying to Quantify the Potential Economic Impact

Service Liberalization within Africa – Trying to Quantify the Potential Economic Impact

02 Jun 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
Over the last few years tralac and others have undertaken significant research on the implications of trade liberalisation in Africa. For example, Jensen and Sandrey (2015) model s...
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Africa’s trading relationship with Japan – ‘the forgotten partner’?

Africa’s trading relationship with Japan – ‘the forgotten partner’?

02 Jun 2016  Trade Reports Publications
While the recent focus on Africa’s merchandise trade has been the spectacular rise of trade with the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China and the commensurate declin...
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The crystal ball analysis for future African trade

The crystal ball analysis for future African trade

26 May 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The main feature of global trade since at least 2000 has been the relentless rise of exports from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and, in particular, China. Mu...
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An analysis of South African agricultural trade, 2010 to 2014 inclusive: highlighting the importance of Africa

An analysis of South African agricultural trade, 2010 to 2014 inclusive: highlighting the importance of Africa

26 May 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Until mid-November 2013 it was not possible to accurately assess the profile of South Africa’s agricultural trade. It was only at that date that the South African Revenue Service...
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Lesotho’s clothing exports to the United States: an historical and detailed analysis

Lesotho’s clothing exports to the United States: an historical and detailed analysis

20 May 2016  Trade Reports Publications
In recent papers tralac has written extensively on Lesotho and trade related issues. Sandrey (2015) confirmed that manufacturing and in particular the textiles and clothing sector ...
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