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Experts call for gender-sensitive strategies ahead of post-2015 development negotiations

Experts call for gender-sensitive strategies ahead of post-2015 development negotiations

19 Nov 14  News
As Africa gears up for the post-2015 development negotiations participants attending the experts segment of the 9th Regional Review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Acti...
Post-Bali Negotiations on Agriculture: the Challenge of Updating Global Rules on Trade

Post-Bali Negotiations on Agriculture: the Challenge of Updating Global Rules on Trade

15 Oct 14  News
At the ninth WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Ministers agreed to prepare a “clearly defined” work programme on the remaining Doha Development Agenda (DDA) issues. However, ...
Seychelles has concluded the last outstanding bilateral trade negotiations with the United States

Seychelles has concluded the last outstanding bilateral trade negotiations with the United States

17 Sep 14  News
In a press statement issued this afternoon, the Seychelles Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment said the final bilateral agreement was signed in Geneva Switzerland...
EU must be fair during EPAs negotiations

EU must be fair during EPAs negotiations

14 Aug 14  News
Recently, I led the East African Community-European Union delegation to a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, that had been convened to resolve three outstanding issues on Economic Partners...
South Africa’s initial offer for the Transport Services Sector under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Trade in Services negotiations

South Africa’s initial offer for the Transport Services Sector under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Trade in Services negotiations

08 Aug 14  News
Cabinet approved South Africa’s initial transport sector offer under the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Trade in Services Negotiations. The objectives of the SADC...
Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

23 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and...
The EU’s EPA negotiations with the Southern African Development Community (SADC): July 2014 update

The EU’s EPA negotiations with the Southern African Development Community (SADC): July 2014 update

21 Jul 14  News
Current status On 15 July 2014 the EPA negotiations were successfully concluded in South Africa. This ended ten years of negotiations and produced an Agreement that ...
The DA welcomes the conclusion of the EU EPA negotiations

The DA welcomes the conclusion of the EU EPA negotiations

21 Jul 14  News
The Democratic Alliance welcomes the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the SADC EPA group and European Union (EU). With the agreement now making its way to ...
Azevêdo welcomes launch of plurilateral environmental goods negotiations

Azevêdo welcomes launch of plurilateral environmental goods negotiations

09 Jul 14  News
Fourteen WTO members launched plurilateral negotia-tions for an Environmental Goods Agreement on 8 July 2014 at the WTO. These members said the talks will promote green growth and ...
Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

25 Jun 14  Publications
Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is a diverse Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) group including Indian Ocean islands (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles), countries ...
African countries feel cornered in EU trade negotiations

African countries feel cornered in EU trade negotiations

06 Jun 14  News
The EU is anxious to finalise talks with Africa over a planned Economic Partnership Agreement. If negotiators do not seal the deal by 1 October, preferential access to the EU’s i...
The endgame of the EU-SADC EPA negotiations

The endgame of the EU-SADC EPA negotiations

09 Apr 14  Discussion
Sean Woolfrey, tralac Researcher, comments on the current state of the EPA negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC)  ...
Negotiations on the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement are moving forward

Negotiations on the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement are moving forward

04 Apr 14  News
African high-level officials indicated recently that negotiations for the establishment of a free-trade area spanning three major regional economic communities in Africa have ...

Kenya should push for concessions in EPA negotiations

28 Mar 14  News
Kenya should use its geopolitical standing in the East Africa region to get concessions from fellow EAC states and the European Union in negotiating the new trade agreement. ...

Ministers of Finance and Trade endorse compromises for concluding EPA negotiations

26 Feb 14  News
West Africa’s ministers of finance and trade have adopted the compromise proposals for concluding the decade long negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
SADC Trade in Services Negotiations

SADC Trade in Services Negotiations

26 Feb 14  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses the Southern African Development Community’s trade in services negotiations In August 2012, the Members of the Southern A...

Negotiations on movement of business persons in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite region

20 Feb 14  Publications
The Communiqué of the first COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Summit of Heads of State and Government held in October 2008 provides, in the area of trade, customs and economic integratio...

West Africa, EU to resume EPA negotiations

27 Jan 14  News
West Africa and the European Union will resume their suspended Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations for the creation of a free trade before the end of January. This i...
Is 2014 the Transatlantic trade deal’s ‘make-or-break’ year?

Is 2014 the Transatlantic trade deal’s ‘make-or-break’ year?

13 Jan 14  News
Arguably the most important economic development last year was the announcement of a new push toward a trade deal between the United States and the EU. Almost a year after Presiden...
Where self and common interests meet: A note on the Tripartite Free Trade Area tariff liberalisation negotiations

Where self and common interests meet: A note on the Tripartite Free Trade Area tariff liberalisation negotiations

23 Oct 13  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, comments on the market integration pillar of the Tripartite Free Trade Area negotiations The eighth Tripartite Trade Negotiations Forum meeting ...

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