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The AGOA Saga in a Trade Governance Context

The AGOA Saga in a Trade Governance Context

10 Feb 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The facts pertaining to the recent difficulties between the United States and South Africa about the latter’s continued enjoyment of the trade preferences of the African Growth a...
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Trade diversion and trade creation effects of economic integration: Illustration of an Excel based tariff simulation of Zambia entering a hypothetical Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa

Trade diversion and trade creation effects of economic integration: Illustration of an Excel based tariff simulation of Zambia entering a hypothetical Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa

03 Feb 2016  Trade Reports Publications
The aim of this paper is to illustrate an Excel spreadsheet* simulation that can be used to determine the trade creation and trade diversion effects of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA)...
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Mercosur and Africa: the trading relationships

Mercosur and Africa: the trading relationships

03 Feb 2016  Trade Reports Publications
A decade ago the news that the four South American countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay that make up the core group of Mercosur (in Spanish, Mercado Común del Sur)...
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The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization: An update after the Nairobi Ministerial Conference

The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization: An update after the Nairobi Ministerial Conference

03 Feb 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) was the outcome of the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations (1986-1994). The objective of the AoA was to remove agricultural trade di...
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Regional Food Security Situation Tight as Grain Shortage Hits Parts of the SADC Region

Regional Food Security Situation Tight as Grain Shortage Hits Parts of the SADC Region

03 Feb 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
As effects of climate change worsen, droughts have become more frequent and severe in southern Africa. Combined with this year’s strongest ever recorded El Niño phenomenon – t...
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The Use and Potential of Export Taxes for Africa: an Introductory Analysis

The Use and Potential of Export Taxes for Africa: an Introductory Analysis

27 Jan 2016  Trade Reports Publications
Export taxes have been used as long as international trade has taken place, both as a generator of revenue and also for strategic reasons. However, despite the unambiguously negati...
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No Longer the Centre of Attention: What the 2016 WEF meeting in Davos tells us about the issues facing Africa

No Longer the Centre of Attention: What the 2016 WEF meeting in Davos tells us about the issues facing Africa

27 Jan 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
The World Economic Forum (WEF), held in Davos Switzerland every year since 1971, is a gathering of (most of) the most important decision makers in business and government. Even tho...
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Implications of COP 21

Implications of COP 21

20 Jan 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
This trade brief reviews the outcomes of the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 held in Paris during December 2015. Africa’s role in these negotiations will be highlighted and the im...
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Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in Africa: A Summary of the Paper-Trail from 2008-2015

Trade, Industry and Infrastructure in Africa: A Summary of the Paper-Trail from 2008-2015

20 Jan 2016  Trade Briefs Publications
Although the idea that Africa’s next stage in development requires industrialization is decades old, the current process of linking industrialization to the continent’s trade r...
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The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO)

The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO)

18 Dec 2015  Trade Briefs Publications
The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) owes its existence to the fourth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Doha, Qatar in November 2001, which resulted in the Doha declaration. There we...
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The WTO’s Aid for Trade Initiative at 10: An Overview

The WTO’s Aid for Trade Initiative at 10: An Overview

18 Dec 2015  Trade Briefs Publications
Trade costs are a major influence on the pattern of global trade and can limit the extent to which countries are able to exploit their comparative advantages and market access oppo...
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Sugar: production, trade and policy profiles for South Africa and other selected African countries

Sugar: production, trade and policy profiles for South Africa and other selected African countries

18 Dec 2015  Trade Reports Publications
While agricultural protection has been declining in recent years, several sectors remain heavily protected in many countries. These sectors include sugar, rice and dairy, and this ...
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A historical perspective on South Africa’s trading and investment profile with Africa in recent years

A historical perspective on South Africa’s trading and investment profile with Africa in recent years

10 Dec 2015  Trade Reports Publications
The objective of this working paper is to provide some background to the South African trade and investment profile in recent years, with a special emphasis on the trade relations ...
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An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

10 Dec 2015  Trade Reports Publications
The objective of this paper is to firstly set the background for a discussion and analysis of Kenya and its merchandise trading background before presenting a more detailed analysi...
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Preparatory agenda review for COP21

Preparatory agenda review for COP21

03 Dec 2015  Trade Briefs Publications
This Trade Brief reviews actions taken by Parties to the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) or 2015 Paris Climate Conference to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December, 2015...
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African export performance under AGOA: a country analysis of Kenya

African export performance under AGOA: a country analysis of Kenya

03 Dec 2015  Trade Briefs Publications
This trade brief looks at the export performance of Kenya’s trade with the United States of America (US) and, more specifically, it concentrates on the preferential trade accorde...
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African export performance under AGOA: a country analysis of Lesotho

African export performance under AGOA: a country analysis of Lesotho

03 Dec 2015  Trade Briefs Publications
This trade brief looks at the export performance of Lesotho’s trade with the United States of America (US) and more specifically it concentrates on the preferential trade accorde...
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The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

The West and Central African trade profile, with a special review of the relationship with China and regional agricultural trade

27 Nov 2015  Trade Reports Publications
The objective of this paper* is to examine the West and Central African (WCA) trade profile, with some reference to the trading relationship with China and the agricultural trade p...
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Lesotho – where to?

Lesotho – where to?

27 Nov 2015  Trade Reports Publications
The objective of this paper is to provide a background to Lesotho’s economic and trade policies with a particular emphasis on future directions for the Mountain Kingdom. For this...
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Trade liberalisation in Africa: a GTAP analysis of intra-African agricultural tariffs going to zero

Trade liberalisation in Africa: a GTAP analysis of intra-African agricultural tariffs going to zero

27 Nov 2015  Trade Reports Publications
This paper uses the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) computer database and takes the full suite of African agricultural sectors and African countries/regions in order to assess...
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