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Geographical Indications: Implications for Africa

Geographical Indications: Implications for Africa

02 Jun 2008  Trade Briefs Publications
The issue of geographical indications (GIs) has been around for many years and has long been the subject of heated debate in a number of international fora. Controversy arises arou...
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Southern Africa and the European Union: the TDCA and SADC EPA

Southern Africa and the European Union: the TDCA and SADC EPA

02 Jun 2008  Trade Briefs Publications
Regional integration is not a new issue in the Southern African region with the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) dating back to 1910. It was only in 2002, however, that steps ...
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Southern Africa’s need for a new regional structures model

Southern Africa’s need for a new regional structures model

29 May 2008
Prof Gerhard Erasmus, a tralac associate, comments on Southern Africa’s need for a new regional structures model.‘Southern Africa needs new regional structures and a new model....
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A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

28 May 2008  Trade Briefs Publications
The revision of the ACP-EC rules of origin was long overdue, with the the prevailing regime dating back to the early Lome Conventions that governed the ACP’s access to EU markets...
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South Africa and China: the agricultural and fisheries trading relationship

South Africa and China: the agricultural and fisheries trading relationship

09 Apr 2008  Trade Reports Publications
A feature of world trade over the last ten years has been the dramatic growth of China’s trade with the world, and this paper examines the agricultural component of that trade. D...
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Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

14 Mar 2008  Books Publications
2007 may perhaps turn out to mark a watershed for regional integration in the southern Africa region. Developments both intra- and extra-regionally have raised the regional integra...
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Future prospects for African sugar: sweet or sour?

Future prospects for African sugar: sweet or sour?

18 Dec 2007  Trade Reports Publications
Africa’s share of global sugar production is around 5.7 percent, with a similar figure for global exports but a higher one for imports. Thus the continent is a net importer. Mos...
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Trade Policy options for Nigeria: a GTAP simulation analysis

Trade Policy options for Nigeria: a GTAP simulation analysis

18 Dec 2007  Trade Reports Publications
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, but a low income country by the World Bank definitions. Fuels and mining products completely dominate exports, and the US and the EU...
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Countervailing Reviews: Countering Subsidised Exports or Countering Subsidy Programmes?

Countervailing Reviews: Countering Subsidised Exports or Countering Subsidy Programmes?

12 Dec 2007  Trade Briefs Publications
Three remedies are available to a domestic industry injured by international trade, two of which deal with unfair trade. The first, and most commonly used, instrument is anti-dumpi...
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Update: SA quotas on Chinese clothing and textiles: has there been sufficient economic justification?

Update: SA quotas on Chinese clothing and textiles: has there been sufficient economic justification?

05 Dec 2007  Trade Briefs Publications
In late 2006 South Africa unilaterally imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China. Implementation was delayed until 1 January 2007. The key motivation ...
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The four pillars of South African agricultural trade policy

The four pillars of South African agricultural trade policy

13 Nov 2007  Trade Briefs Publications
In discussing the trade policy regime for South African agriculture it is useful to place these policies into a framework. That framework is to use a ‘four pillars’ approach, a...
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Sunset reviews in South Africa: how long is five years?

Sunset reviews in South Africa: how long is five years?

13 Nov 2007  Trade Briefs Publications
A definitive anti-dumping duty is normally imposed retroactively to the date provisional payments (preliminary duties), if any, were imposed. In practice, in South Africa and in ot...
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South Africa’s way ahead: trade policy options

South Africa’s way ahead: trade policy options

04 Nov 2007  Books Publications
This book presents the output of a tralac project focusing on the trade agenda of South Africa and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) of which South Africa is a member. The ...
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Governance in the Value Chain for South African Wine

Governance in the Value Chain for South African Wine

16 Oct 2007  Trade Reports Publications
Global value chain (GVC) analysis has emerged in the last decade and a half as a novel tool for understanding the dynamics of economic globalization and international trade. It pos...
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South African Wine – An Industry in Ferment

South African Wine – An Industry in Ferment

16 Oct 2007  Trade Reports Publications
South Africa has gone through a true ‘revolution’ in wine quality in the last 10-15 years. In the 1980s, over 60 cooperative wineries supplied a large majority of wine to a sma...
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Benchmarking EPA negotiations between EU and SADC

Benchmarking EPA negotiations between EU and SADC

01 Oct 2007  Trade Reports Publications
This Working Paper starts by summarising the status of SADC-EU EPA negotiations and sketches the legal and institutional outline underlying these negotiations. Subsequent to this, ...
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South African quotas on Chinese clothing and textiles: has there been sufficient economic justification?

South African quotas on Chinese clothing and textiles: has there been sufficient economic justification?

11 Sep 2007  Trade Briefs Publications
In late 2006 South Africa unilaterally imposed quotas on the importation of selected clothing lines from China. These quotas were to come into force from the last quarter of 2006, ...
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Sunset Reviews in South Africa: New Direction given by the High Court

Sunset Reviews in South Africa: New Direction given by the High Court

10 Jul 2007  Trade Briefs Publications
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) was established in terms of the International Trade Administration Act, 71 of 2002 (ITA Act), and became operational on 1 J...
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Safeguards in South Africa: What lessons from the first investigation?

Safeguards in South Africa: What lessons from the first investigation?

19 Jun 2007  Trade Reports Publications
Nearly 13 years after the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and three years after promulgating safeguard regulations (SGR), South Africa finally initiated its fir...
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Revisiting the South African-China trading relationship

Revisiting the South African-China trading relationship

08 May 2007  Trade Reports Publications
A feature of South African imports in recent years has been the increasing penetration of the market by China and the dominance of this market in sectors where China actively compe...
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