Tag: Intellectual property

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17 Jun 21  News
National Agricultural rebound: South Africa’s citrus exports heading for a record year (Daily Maverick) South Africa’s citrus industry, which looks set to export a record 160...
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11 Jun 21  News
National Masterplan to position South Africa as ‘globally significant’ renewables manufacturer (Engineering News) Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-g...
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08 Jun 21  News
National South Africa Parliament Calls for Comments on Fair Use (infojustice) South Africa Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has invited a further round of...
The proposed TRIPS Waiver to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

The proposed TRIPS Waiver to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic

07 Jun 21  Blog
In early October 2020, India and South Africa presented a proposal to the TRIPS Council requesting a temporary waiver from the implementation, application, and enforcement of the A...
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01 Jun 21  News
National South Africa’s trade surplus remains robust, underpinned by commodity prices (Daily Maverick) South Africa’s trade surplus remains among the few bright spots in an e...
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10 May 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Parly committee accused of trying to rush through ‘defective’ copyright bill for political reasons (News24) An organisation representing...
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07 May 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Post-pandemic recovery must be sustainable, inclusive (Engineering News) Efforts to accelerate the post-Covid-19 recovery in South Africa mu...
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06 May 21  News
National trade and trade-related news South African trade rises on a tide of rallying commodity prices but government must boost economy to withstand a turnaround (Daily Maverick)...
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04 May 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Poultry sector still on high alert for avian flu (IOL) The South African poultry and ostrich industries continued to remain under national h...
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30 Apr 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Intellectual property rights can help combat illicit trade (News24) The protection of intellectual property rights can go a long way to help...
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26 Apr 21  News
National trade and trade-related news Increased focus on customs and excise policy framework (Moneyweb) South Africa’s business community should brace itself for several change...
The WTO Secretariat under new Leadership

The WTO Secretariat under new Leadership

23 Mar 21  Blog
On 1 March 2021, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria took office as the seventh Director-General (DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She is the first woman and the first Af...
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26 Feb 21  News
Country focus New bill aims to make it easier to do business in South Africa (BusinessTech) The opposition Democratic Alliance has tabled its Ease of Doing Business Bill which is...
Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

10 Feb 21  Blog
The negotiations to adopt the AfCFTA’s Phase II Protocols are being launched and Phase III negotiations should be concluded by 31 December 2021[1]. Phase II will cover investment...
AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

10 Feb 21  Blog
The scope of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights (IPRs) a...
Customs enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at the external borders of the EU, with specific reference to developments in respect of Community Plant Variety Rights: Lessons for Africa’s agricultural producers

Customs enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights at the external borders of the EU, with specific reference to developments in respect of Community Plant Variety Rights: Lessons for Africa’s agricultural producers

29 Jan 21  Publications
An effective Intellectual Property Right (IPR) system makes an important contribution to trade because it provides confidence to right holders that their rights will be respected a...
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02 Dec 20  News
National SA virus fears cloud outlook for banks tied to economy (Moneyweb) The outlook for South African banks is growing murkier amid the rising threat of a second coronavirus w...
First Meeting of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Technical Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights

First Meeting of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Technical Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights

11 Nov 20  Blog
The Seventh Meeting of African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade, which took place on 12-13 December 2018 in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, directed that Technical Working Groups (TWGs...
Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the European Union – a short briefing on the recent EU action on the importation of blueberries from South Africa

Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the European Union – a short briefing on the recent EU action on the importation of blueberries from South Africa

11 Nov 20  Blog
In the European Union (EU), customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRS) takes place in terms of Regulation (EU) No. 608/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Co...
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05 Oct 20  News
National South Africa: Update on partial re-opening of borders (SAnews) Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration...