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Is the liberalisation of trade in services in the East African Community compliant with WTO law?

Is the liberalisation of trade in services in the East African Community compliant with WTO law?

20 Apr 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
All the member states of the East African Community (EAC) are also members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and are obliged to adhere to its rules on regional integration. The...
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An assessment of agricultural sensitive products within the Cape to Cairo Tripartite Region

An assessment of agricultural sensitive products within the Cape to Cairo Tripartite Region

05 Apr 2011  Trade Reports Publications
The issue of sensitive products for exemption from tariff liberalisation in the different countries/regional groupings may become an area of contention in the tripartite FTA negoti...
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Non-tariff barriers affecting trade in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

Non-tariff barriers affecting trade in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

01 Apr 2011  Trade Reports Publications
Successive rounds of multilateral trade negotiations have led to a decrease in the use of tariffs as barriers to trade. However, the reduction in tariffs has been substituted by th...
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The tripartite Free Trade Agreement: A computer analysis of the impacts

The tripartite Free Trade Agreement: A computer analysis of the impacts

23 Mar 2011  Trade Reports Publications
This paper examines the implications of the so-called tripartite countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the S...
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Tripartite FTA: State of Play on Preferential Rules of Origin

Tripartite FTA: State of Play on Preferential Rules of Origin

23 Mar 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Rules of Origin (RoO) in preferential trading arrangements set out the conditions according to which the origin of a product is determined. Products are often made up of both local...
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Sugar: the implications of trade liberalisation for east and southern Africa

Sugar: the implications of trade liberalisation for east and southern Africa

09 Mar 2011  Trade Reports Publications
Sugar and sugar policies are at the heart of agriculture in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regions, and therefore t...
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A Permanent Summit of the Heads of State and Government for SACU: How and Why?

A Permanent Summit of the Heads of State and Government for SACU: How and Why?

02 Mar 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Regional integration features prominently in the development strategies of most African countries. The current regional integration agenda for East and Southern Africa is ambitious...
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Agricultural production in the tripartite region

Agricultural production in the tripartite region

01 Mar 2011  Trade Reports Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartite Fre...
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Intra-African trade in southern and eastern Africa and the role of South Africa

Intra-African trade in southern and eastern Africa and the role of South Africa

01 Mar 2011  Trade Reports Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartite Fre...
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The economic and agricultural policy setting for the tripartite Free Trade Agreement

The economic and agricultural policy setting for the tripartite Free Trade Agreement

01 Mar 2011  Trade Reports Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartit...
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Tripartite Agribusiness Opportunities for South Africa

Tripartite Agribusiness Opportunities for South Africa

01 Mar 2011  Trade Reports Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartite Fre...
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Do EPAs undermine regional integration in Southern Africa?

Do EPAs undermine regional integration in Southern Africa?

01 Mar 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Regional integration features prominently in the development strategies of most African countries. The current regional integration agenda for East and Southern Africa is ambitious...
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Decision-making in Regional Organisations

Decision-making in Regional Organisations

24 Feb 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Regional integration features prominently in the development strategies of most African countries. The current regional integration agenda for East and Southern Africa is ambitious...
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What to do about Sovereignty when Regional Integration is pursued?

What to do about Sovereignty when Regional Integration is pursued?

23 Feb 2011  Trade Briefs Publications
Regional integration features prominently in the development strategies of most African countries. The current regional integration agenda for East and Southern Africa is ambitious...
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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

08 Dec 2010  Books Publications
During 2009 several important developments highlighted specific challenges for policy makers in Southern Africa. The global economic crisis continued to impact on the region in 200...
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AGOA at 10: Reflections on US-Africa trade with a focus on SACU countries

AGOA at 10: Reflections on US-Africa trade with a focus on SACU countries

29 Nov 2010  Trade Reports Publications
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has formed the basis for preferential US-African trade over the past decade. However, AGOA is about more than just trade, but represen...
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State of play in the SADC-EU EPA negotiations

State of play in the SADC-EU EPA negotiations

01 Jun 2010  Trade Reports Publications
In June 2009, four members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiating group – Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swazila...
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Regional trade agreements and South-South FDI: potential benefits and challenges for SACU-MERCOSUR investment relations

Regional trade agreements and South-South FDI: potential benefits and challenges for SACU-MERCOSUR investment relations

25 May 2010  Trade Reports Publications
In December 2004, the countries of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) signed an initial preferential trade agreement (PTA) as a...
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Supporting Regional Integration in East and Southern Africa – Review of Select Issues

Supporting Regional Integration in East and Southern Africa – Review of Select Issues

18 May 2010  Books Publications
There has been renewed interest in regional integration in Africa in the last few years. Political ambitions to progress along the linear path of regional integration from free tra...
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The postal and courier sector in South Africa

The postal and courier sector in South Africa

03 May 2010  Trade Reports Publications
Postal services are defined as the receiving, collecting, dispatching, conveying and delivering of mail or postal items, as well as performing all services incidental to these prim...
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