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Africa needs to preserve its policy space in global negotiations, says ECA Chief

Africa needs to preserve its policy space in global negotiations, says ECA Chief

16 Jul 15  News
As Africa hosts the 3rd Financing for Development meeting in Addis Ababa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations of Economic Commission for Africa is confident...
EAC guidelines for joint trade negotiations with global partners in the offing

EAC guidelines for joint trade negotiations with global partners in the offing

09 Jul 15  News
The East African Community has drafted a negotiation framework to guide its trade negotiations with third parties, including the US, the European Union and China, which are some of...
What is the future of Tripartite FTA negotiations on movement of business persons?

What is the future of Tripartite FTA negotiations on movement of business persons?

08 Jul 15  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, comments on developments in the TFTA negotiations on movement of business persons In June 2015, the Members of the Common Market for Eastern and Sou...
AU Declaration on the Launch of the Negotiations for the Establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

AU Declaration on the Launch of the Negotiations for the Establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

25 Jun 15  News
We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, meeting at the 25th Ordinary Session of our Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 14 to 15 June 2015; Recalling ...
The road ahead for the Tripartite FTA negotiations

The road ahead for the Tripartite FTA negotiations

18 Jun 15  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses recent developments in the establishment of the Tripartite FTA and what still lies ahead Four years after the launch of negotiations for t...
African Union Assembly launches the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

African Union Assembly launches the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

17 Jun 15  News
The African Union Assembly launched the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations during the 25th Extraordinary Summit of Head of States and Governments on 15 June in Johanne...
SADC Trade in Services negotiations and the development of sector specific annexes

SADC Trade in Services negotiations and the development of sector specific annexes

20 May 15  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses the ongoing trade in services negotiations in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services sta...
Senior Officials consider the draft technical documents for the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

Senior Officials consider the draft technical documents for the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

13 May 15  News
The three-day Senior Officials’ Meeting segment of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT), commenced on Monday at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Th...
African Trade Experts meet to finalize the draft documents prior to the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

African Trade Experts meet to finalize the draft documents prior to the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

11 May 15  News
The three-day Experts’ Meeting segment of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) opened on Friday at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The objective i...
The Continental Task Force on the Continental Free Trade Area considers the drafts of technical documents in preparation for the launch of the negotiations

The Continental Task Force on the Continental Free Trade Area considers the drafts of technical documents in preparation for the launch of the negotiations

17 Apr 15  News
The 4th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF), commenced on 10 April 2015 in Dakar, Senegal. The meeting was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry of the Africa U...
East and Southern Africa resume negotiations on EU-EPA

East and Southern Africa resume negotiations on EU-EPA

20 Mar 15  News
After their meeting on 9 and 10 March 2015, senior officials from Member States of East and Southern Africa (ESA) agreed to resume negotiations with the EU within the framework of ...
WTO: Mauritius to join Trade in Services Agreement Negotiations

WTO: Mauritius to join Trade in Services Agreement Negotiations

11 Mar 15  News
Mauritius will join the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Negotiations, in line with the General Agreement of Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The ...
Update on the Tripartite Free Trade Area Negotiations: Statement by Mr Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General of COMESA

Update on the Tripartite Free Trade Area Negotiations: Statement by Mr Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General of COMESA

06 Feb 15  News
Statement by Mr Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary General of COMESA and Chairperson of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force, to the African Union High Level African Trade Committee (...
High Level African Trade Committee (HATC) discusses the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

High Level African Trade Committee (HATC) discusses the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

30 Jan 15  News
The 4th High Level African Trade Committee (HATC) meeting kicked off on 29 January 2015 in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 24th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the ...
Burundi: a perspective on the Tripartite Free Trade Area negotiations

Burundi: a perspective on the Tripartite Free Trade Area negotiations

28 Jan 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to firstly set the background for a discussion and analysis of Burundi and its merchandise trading background before presenting a more detailed analy...
Top UN officials welcome negotiations as Member States discuss new sustainability agenda

Top UN officials welcome negotiations as Member States discuss new sustainability agenda

22 Jan 15  News
Senior United Nations officials underlined the importance of the intergovernmental negotiations that got under way at UN Headquarters in New York on 19 January 2015 aimed at finali...
Azevêdo: India’s support “vital” in WTO negotiations this year

Azevêdo: India’s support “vital” in WTO negotiations this year

19 Jan 15  News
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his address to the Partnership Summit of the Confederation of Indian Industry in Jaipur on 16 January 2015, said: “It is in the interest of ...
When Trade Negotiations are a top-down Affair: Whereto with the Tripartite FTA?

When Trade Negotiations are a top-down Affair: Whereto with the Tripartite FTA?

03 Dec 14  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the state of the Tripartite FTA negotiations It has just been announced (and not via a public media statement) that the final Summit...
Developments on Tripartite FTA Negotiations on Movement of Business Persons

Developments on Tripartite FTA Negotiations on Movement of Business Persons

26 Nov 14  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses the state of negotiations on movement of business persons under the Tripartite Free Trade Area The first phase of negotiations on the esta...
Sacu committed to India negotiations

Sacu committed to India negotiations

19 Nov 14  News
The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) said on Tuesday it was still committed to negotiations with India over a delayed preferential trade agreement (PTA). “We are still conf...

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