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South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

11 May 18  News
SADC Statement At its meeting at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Wednesday, 9 May 2018, Cabinet approved the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) between the Comm...
Policy recommendations and options: Boosting trade and development by tackling Africa’s supply chain challenges

Policy recommendations and options: Boosting trade and development by tackling Africa’s supply chain challenges

11 May 18  News
Over the past 15 years, Africa has accounted for several of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, Africa overall accounts for just 2 percent of global trade. The Br...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 18  News
From tralac’s recent high-level dialogue on SACU: the workshop report (pdf). Discussions centred on SACU revenue sharing, SACU’s external relations, and the future of SACU. Upd...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 18  News
Eckart Naumann: Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action – putting America first? (tralac) This paper includes an overview of the recently published trade policy agenda to pr...
Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action: Putting America first?

Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action: Putting America first?

07 May 18  Publications
On 8 March 2018, United States President Donald Trump issued two presidential proclamations. These would apply special duties – 25% and 10% respectively – on the imports of hun...
United States special tariffs on steel and aluminium

United States special tariffs on steel and aluminium

07 May 18  Infographics
On 8 March 2018, United States President Donald Trump issued two presidential proclamations. These would apply special duties – 25% and 10% respectively – on the imports of hun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 18  News
Underway, in Sandton: The Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum. The keynote address was delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa. AfCFTA updates, analysis: (i) The ...
SA, Japan to fast-track economic growth

SA, Japan to fast-track economic growth

03 May 18  News
The Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum is expected to accelerate the promotion of private sector-led economic growth by encouraging networking among African and Japanese co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 18  News
A New Times interview with Donald Kaberuka: Reforming the AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all A reposting, from tralac: The consolidated draft text of the AfC...
Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

Manufacturing sector and Nigeria’s economic growth pattern

02 May 18  News
Redesigning Policy Intervention for Inclusive Growth Since the year 2000, Nigeria’s economic growth has not delivered significant poverty and unemployment reduction. While GDP g...
SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision

SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision

02 May 18  News
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed Pro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 18  News
African CEOs: AfCFTA will boost business sentiment (New Telegraph) Although the implementation of the CFTA agreement could be hindered by challenges and its benefits likely to tak...
President Magufuli rallies for industrialization and home-grown solutions as key to region’s development

President Magufuli rallies for industrialization and home-grown solutions as key to region’s development

25 Apr 18  News
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, on 24 April 2018 addressed the 4th Meeting of the 1st Session of EALA. In his remarks, Presid...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Apr 18  News
Request for research proposals: Regional growth and development for southern Africa’s prosperity. Deadline for submissions: 25 May 2018 Featured African trade and development ne...
Structural change for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

Structural change for inclusive and sustainable industrial development

24 Apr 18  News
This report from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) highlights the importance of the manufacturing sector in economic development and, with a focus...
South-South digital cooperation for industrialization: A regional integration agenda

South-South digital cooperation for industrialization: A regional integration agenda

17 Apr 18  News
This UNCTAD paper discusses the various components of digital infrastructure to de-mystify digital economy and examines the reasons for growth of big-tech firms and the source of t...
Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

Report of the tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration

17 Apr 18  News
The tenth session of the Committee on Regional Cooperation and Integration was held in Addis Ababa on 1 and 2 November 2017, on the theme, “Implementation of the Continental Free...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 18  News
African ports: Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade (PwC) This report was compiled by PwC’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure Transport and Logistics team using a combin...
Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

13 Apr 18  News
The SADC Secretariat is developing a legal instrument that will improve the policy environment for industrial development and support implementation. The development of a regional...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 18  News
Underway, in Windhoek: SACU Council of Ministers meeting The ministers will discuss, among others, SACU trade negotiations, including the recently launched African Continental Fre...

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