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The EU Generalised System of Preferences: An overview of proposed reforms

The EU Generalised System of Preferences: An overview of proposed reforms

02 May 2012  Trade Reports Publications
European countries through the European Commission (EC) have embarked on a reform process that aims to focus the non-reciprocal trade preferences offered under the European Union (...
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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2011

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2011

19 Apr 2012  Books Publications
A number of important trade-related developments took place in southern Africa in 2011. Developments on the rest of the African continent as well as in the global economy had impor...
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The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan: SADC’s trade-led Integration Agenda

The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan: SADC’s trade-led Integration Agenda

18 Apr 2012  Trade Briefs Publications
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat conducted a desk review of the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) in 2011. This paper provides a b...
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South Africa – how do we become a BRIC?

South Africa – how do we become a BRIC?

29 Feb 2012  Trade Reports Publications
In a recent tralac Trade Brief, Sandrey (2011) examined how South Africa measured against some of the general criteria associated with the economic performance of the so-called ‘...
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The impact of WTO law on foreign investment: the Walmart/Massmart merger

The impact of WTO law on foreign investment: the Walmart/Massmart merger

22 Feb 2012  Trade Reports Publications
The relevance of international commitments made by South Africa at the multilateral level became prevalent during the recent merger between Walmart and Massmart. What is the role, ...
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Monetary Union: the Experience of the Euro and the Lessons to be learned for the African (SADC) Monetary Union

Monetary Union: the Experience of the Euro and the Lessons to be learned for the African (SADC) Monetary Union

08 Feb 2012  Trade Reports Publications
In June 2004, Professor Colin McCarthy presented a paper at a conference, entitled On the euro outside the euro-zone: the South African perspective. The paper addressed the le...
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Trade at a glance: the BRICS and Japan’s engagement with Africa

Trade at a glance: the BRICS and Japan’s engagement with Africa

25 Jan 2012  Trade Reports Publications
Since the beginning of the new millennium we are increasingly noticing the influence on the structure of the world economy not only of some major emerging markets, namely Brazil, I...
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What has happened to the protection of rights in SADC?

What has happened to the protection of rights in SADC?

18 Jan 2012  Trade Briefs Publications
For about the last year and a half a vital aspect of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) legal regime, the ability to enforce the rights and obligations in the legal ...
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Empowerment policies in SADC and their effect on agreement design

Empowerment policies in SADC and their effect on agreement design

23 Nov 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Empowerment policies may give rise to discrimination when local suppliers are treated more favourably than foreign ones, and can even limit market access opportunities for foreign ...
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The EU GSP Rules of Origin: An overview of recent reforms

The EU GSP Rules of Origin: An overview of recent reforms

02 Nov 2011  Trade Reports Publications
The Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is a non-reciprocal trade programme that has been adopted by a number of developed countries to provide trade preferences to developing ...
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Trade Facilitation in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

Trade Facilitation in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

21 Sep 2011  Trade Reports Publications
The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite was created in 2006 to assist in the process of harmonising programmes and policies within and between the three Regional Economic Communities of COM...
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Cape to Cairo – Making the Tripartite Free Trade Area work

Cape to Cairo – Making the Tripartite Free Trade Area work

08 Sep 2011  Books Publications
The Heads of State and Government of the 26 member states of the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Deve...
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Policy Brief: Southern Africa Customs Union – Getting ready for services negotiations

Policy Brief: Southern Africa Customs Union – Getting ready for services negotiations

03 Aug 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
tralac has worked with Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) on Trade in Services matters in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). Although the 2002 SACU Agreement doe...
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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2010

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2010

11 Jul 2011  Books Publications
The Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook 2010 marks the tenth edition of this publication. This monitoring exercise, ten years on, is no less relevant than it was at the projec...
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Managing the process of services liberalisation

Managing the process of services liberalisation

22 Jun 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Transparent laws and regulations can play an important part in the investment decisions of foreign investors. For traders and investors transparency increases predictability, legal...
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Services negotiations under the Tripartite Agreement: Issues to consider

Services negotiations under the Tripartite Agreement: Issues to consider

15 Jun 2011  Trade Reports Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA) is envisaged not only to cover trade in goods, but also trade in services. It is, however, expected that the services negotiations at the tripa...
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Cape to Cairo – An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

Cape to Cairo – An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

15 Jun 2011  Books Publications
In recent years countries have increasingly focused on enhancing market access through regional integration in light of the stalled decade-long WTO Doha Round of trade of negotiati...
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Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

11 May 2011  Trade Reports Publications
Over the past four decades Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have received preferential access to the markets of most of the major developed countries under various Generalised Syst...
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South Africa’s way ahead: are we a BRIC?

South Africa’s way ahead: are we a BRIC?

11 May 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
South Africa recently received an invitation to join the party of the so-called BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China. On the face of it this is indeed an honor, and it s...
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Determining the Weighted Average Margin of Dumping

Determining the Weighted Average Margin of Dumping

10 May 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Dumping is viewed as price discrimination between the domestic and export markets and takes place where the export price of a product is lower than the normal value of such product...
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