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Approaching the CFTA services negotiations: Which way towards delivery by 2017?

Approaching the CFTA services negotiations: Which way towards delivery by 2017?

19 May 16  News
What are the business challenges that need to be addressed in the CFTA services negotiations and how to engage with the private sector in this process? Is it possible for the agree...
WTO members “still interested” in securing results in rules negotiations

WTO members “still interested” in securing results in rules negotiations

31 Mar 16  News
WTO members clearly remain interested in achieving results in the negotiations on rules, despite the lack of an outcome in the sector during last December’s Nairobi Ministerial C...
ECOWAS/UNCTAD/GIZ Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of a Regional Strategy for the CFTA Negotiations

ECOWAS/UNCTAD/GIZ Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of a Regional Strategy for the CFTA Negotiations

11 Mar 16  News
The Trade Directorate at the ECOWAS Commission is in the process of formulating an ECOWAS Regional Strategy for engagement with other partners in the Continental Free Trade Area (C...
Getting the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations underway

Getting the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations underway

11 Mar 16  News
Negotiators adopt Procedural Rules for the CFTA Trade Negotiating Forum It is imperative that African negotiators remain on course as they push for a single market for goods and s...
How to get out of the box on SDT and move the SDGs and the WTO negotiations ahead?

How to get out of the box on SDT and move the SDGs and the WTO negotiations ahead?

08 Mar 16  News
Target 10a of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda by the United Nations last year provides that “the principle of special and differential...
Where to from here for the Tripartite FTA negotiations on movement of business persons?

Where to from here for the Tripartite FTA negotiations on movement of business persons?

02 Mar 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on negotiations towards an agreement on movement of business persons under the Tripartite Free Trade Area At the launch of the negotiations...
Critical Issues in the Negotiations of the Continental Free Trade Area

Critical Issues in the Negotiations of the Continental Free Trade Area

02 Mar 16  Publications
On 15 June 2015, the African Union Assembly launched the negotiations to establish the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. Experience of existing Free Trade Areas (FTAs)&nb...

The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization: An update after the Nairobi Ministerial Conference

03 Feb 16  Publications
The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) was the outcome of the Uruguay round of multilateral trade negotiations (1986-1994). The objective of the AoA was to remove agricultural trade di...

The Agriculture Negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO)

18 Dec 15  Publications
The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) owes its existence to the fourth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Doha, Qatar in November 2001, which resulted in the Doha declaration. There we...
African Union warms up for CFTA negotiations

African Union warms up for CFTA negotiations

04 Dec 15  News
As we approach the start of negotiations for the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), the African Union (AU) held a series of three meetings on enhancing i...
Workshop on Trade in Services Modalities for CFTA Negotiations, 24 November 2015

Workshop on Trade in Services Modalities for CFTA Negotiations, 24 November 2015

03 Dec 15  Event
The African Union Commission (AUC) hosted a workshop on modalities for trade in services negotiations for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) at the Newlands Sun Hotel in Cape T...
How and to whom will observer status be granted in the CFTA negotiations?

How and to whom will observer status be granted in the CFTA negotiations?

03 Dec 15  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on the need to clarify the relationship between the objectives, rules of procedure and principles guiding the Continental Free Trade Area (C...
The African Union Commission engages the Private Sector on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations processes

The African Union Commission engages the Private Sector on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations processes

13 Nov 15  News
The African Union Commission (AUC) engaged the Private Sector on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations processes during a three-day Conference of the African Private ...
The 5th Continental Task Force (CTF) Meeting on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) considers documents in preparation of the negotiations

The 5th Continental Task Force (CTF) Meeting on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) considers documents in preparation of the negotiations

06 Nov 15  News
The 5th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) at the Experts level, commenced on 5 November 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting was ...
Preparing Africa for the next Trade negotiations

Preparing Africa for the next Trade negotiations

30 Sep 15  News
The deadlock in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) so called Doha Development Round negotiations remains firmly in place. Negotiators seem unable to meet deadline after deadline fo...
Preparing for trade in services negotiations in the context of a comprehensive CFTA

Preparing for trade in services negotiations in the context of a comprehensive CFTA

09 Sep 15  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on trade in services in the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations The negotiations to establish a Free Trade Area amongst the Mem...
Training Workshop on Trade in Services Negotiations for AU-CFTA Negotiators

Training Workshop on Trade in Services Negotiations for AU-CFTA Negotiators

18 Aug 15  News
Strengthening African services negotiation capacity UNCTAD, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, is holding a training Workshop on Trade in Services negotiations fo...
CSOs expected to shape TFTA negotiations

CSOs expected to shape TFTA negotiations

13 Aug 15  News
CUTS-Nairobi held project inception meetings under ‘Integrating the Voice of CSOs in Regional Integration Process in Eastern and Southern Africa’ (IVORI-ESA) project in Nairobi...
UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document produce text for adoption

UN Summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document produce text for adoption

31 Jul 15  News
The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will be launched at a Summit in New York in September 2015, currently being elaborated ...
The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

29 Jul 15  Publications
African economic integration is a longstanding ideal; regularly confirmed in declarations adopted at meetings of African Governments. The Abuja Treaty, for example, records many de...

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