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The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: implications for South Africa

The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement: implications for South Africa

05 Jun 2013  Trade Reports Publications
Two-way merchandise trade between New Zealand and China has increased since the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was implemented, but this is a weak test of the FTA per se as virtually a...
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Trade negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement: a guide to general principles and requirements

Trade negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement: a guide to general principles and requirements

05 Jun 2013  Trade Reports Publications
Why do countries seek trade agreements? Despite numerous and vocal critics, virtually every World Trade Organisation (WTO) member is involved in at least one (and often numerous) F...
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Study into the cooperation of border management agencies in Zimbabwe

Study into the cooperation of border management agencies in Zimbabwe

29 May 2013  Trade Reports Publications
Zimbabwe is a landlocked developing country with a population of 14 million, sharing common borders with Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Zimbabwe has 14 border posts...
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China and South Africa on their way to sustainable trade relations

China and South Africa on their way to sustainable trade relations

29 May 2013  Trade Briefs Publications
Over the last decade China has become South Africa’s single biggest trading partner. In this period foreign direct investment from China in South Africa grew as well. Although So...
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A brief overview of intra-African trade in east and southern Africa: Kenya, Zambia and Uganda

A brief overview of intra-African trade in east and southern Africa: Kenya, Zambia and Uganda

22 May 2013  Trade Reports Publications
The historically low levels of intra-African trade have made Africa vulnerable to external economic shocks and have fostered a dependency on the rest of the world. As a result of t...
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Governance, trade and statehood in Africa

Governance, trade and statehood in Africa

10 Apr 2013  Trade Reports Publications
‘The main reason why Africa’s people are poor is because their leaders have made this choice.’ This is the opening sentence in a recent book about poverty in Africa and what ...
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An assessment of the Trade and Development Cooperation Agreement

An assessment of the Trade and Development Cooperation Agreement

13 Feb 2013  Trade Reports Publications
The Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) between South Africa and the European Union (EU) is an important trade agreement for South Africa, as it enables preferentia...
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Shall we samba? – an update

Shall we samba? – an update

23 Jan 2013  Trade Reports Publications
The world’s economic and trading environments have changed since the 2010 publication of tralac’s South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we samba? In this update to that p...
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A Perspective on Common Industrial Policies for the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union

A Perspective on Common Industrial Policies for the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union

16 Jan 2013  Trade Reports Publications
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is a customs union, as defined by having regional free trade behind a common external tariff (CET). This creates a common customs area cov...
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A comprehensive regional industrial policy for SADC

A comprehensive regional industrial policy for SADC

12 Dec 2012  Trade Reports Publications
At present, ongoing Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiatives are underway to construct a comprehensive Industrial Policy Framework for the region. The purpose of t...
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Special Missing Zones in South Africa’s Policy on Special Economic Zones

Special Missing Zones in South Africa’s Policy on Special Economic Zones

10 Oct 2012  Trade Briefs Publications
In November 2011, the South African Cabinet approved Special Missing Zones in South Africa’s Policy on Special Economic Zones to be published for public participation, and in Jan...
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Overview of AGOA’s apparel provisions in the context of US-Africa trade

Overview of AGOA’s apparel provisions in the context of US-Africa trade

10 Oct 2012  Trade Briefs Publications
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forms a part of United States trade legislation that provides non-reciprocal preferential market access to the US market for qualifyin...
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Another chapter in the SADC Tribunal saga: South African Court confirms the Tribunal’s Costs Order

Another chapter in the SADC Tribunal saga: South African Court confirms the Tribunal’s Costs Order

03 Oct 2012  Trade Reports Publications
During the final week of September 2012, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a judgment giving effect to aspects of an earlier ruling by the Southern African Deve...
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Regional integration in SADC: retreating or forging ahead?

Regional integration in SADC: retreating or forging ahead?

19 Sep 2012  Trade Reports Publications
Regional economic integration remains a viable development strategy for Africa, a continent characterised by small economies and markets. Integration of these markets can facilitat...
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What role for national planning commissions in the promotion of deeper regional integration in SADC?

What role for national planning commissions in the promotion of deeper regional integration in SADC?

19 Sep 2012  Trade Briefs Publications
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has set itself very ambitious regional integration goals. There is now general agreement that more realistic goals and a better un...
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tralac Policy Brief: Priorities for SADC’s regional economic integration agenda

tralac Policy Brief: Priorities for SADC’s regional economic integration agenda

22 Aug 2012  Trade Briefs Publications
This Policy Brief starts from the premise that regional economic integration makes sense for Africa; a continent characterised by small markets, small economies and small countries...
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Anti-Dumping in South Africa

Anti-Dumping in South Africa

25 Jul 2012  Trade Reports Publications
With trade liberalization worldwide, anti-dumping is one of the few measures available to industry to protect itself against international trade, provided such trade is unfair. Sou...
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Intra-industry trade: an examination of South Africa and the BRICs

Intra-industry trade: an examination of South Africa and the BRICs

23 May 2012  Trade Reports Publications
Intra-industry trade (IIT) is defined as the simultaneous import and export of goods within the same industry, and the IIT data presented here essentially shows to what extent trad...
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The Tripartite Free Trade Area – towards a new African integration paradigm?

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – towards a new African integration paradigm?

03 May 2012  Books Publications
This is tralac’s third book focusing on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA). Following an economic assessment of the impact of T-FTA, with specific emphasis on agric...
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Review of South Africa’s industrial policy and implications for SACU

Review of South Africa’s industrial policy and implications for SACU

02 May 2012  Trade Reports Publications
South Africa is currently reviewing and formulating its industrial policy. The objective of this paper is not so much to present an examination of the South African Industrial Poli...
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