Tag: Non-tariff barriers

An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

10 Dec 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to firstly set the background for a discussion and analysis of Kenya and its merchandise trading background before presenting a more detailed analysi...
WTO reports levelling of new G20 trade restrictions, but stockpile grows

WTO reports levelling of new G20 trade restrictions, but stockpile grows

03 Nov 15  News
The WTO’s fourteenth trade monitoring report on G20 trade measures, issued on 2 November, shows the application of new trade-restrictive measures by G20 economies remained stable...
World Bank Group at the World Trade Organization’s 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade

World Bank Group at the World Trade Organization’s 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade

22 Jul 15  News
On 30 June, WBG President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo launched The Role of Trade in Ending Poverty, a joint report which sets out...
Agency heads cite importance of reducing trade costs to support growth and development

Agency heads cite importance of reducing trade costs to support growth and development

01 Jul 15  News
Reducing trade costs through initiatives such as the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will go a long way towards helping businesses and consumers in poorer countries reap...
The role of customs management in the facilitation of trade in the region

The role of customs management in the facilitation of trade in the region

25 Mar 15  Publications
The role of customs in the 20th and 21st centuries has evolved in many respects. With the proliferation of regional trading arrangements (RTAs) whose main objective is to incr...
Rules of origin – looking outside the box

Rules of origin – looking outside the box

11 Feb 15  Publications
There is an almost universal agreement that the rules of origin (ROO), as designed mainly to stop trade deflection or ‘imports sneaking through the back door’ in preferential t...
Why NTBs are still a big problem to regional trade

Why NTBs are still a big problem to regional trade

08 Oct 14  News
Traders are losing millions of francs through non-tarriff barriers (NTBs) along the Northern and Central corridors, a new survey has revealed. According to a survey by the Nationa...
Raw deal for African women traders

Raw deal for African women traders

10 Sep 14  News
Unfriendly trade policies cripple progress Daily, millions of women in Africa are engaged in one form of trade or another, either within their countries or across national borders...
Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

Status of Integration in Africa (SIA V)

30 Jun 14  News
The fifth edition of the Status of Integration in Africa report (SIA V) contains information on the implementation process of the integration agenda by the Regional Economic Commun...
The Tripartite FTA: Background and overview of progress made in developing new harmonized Rules of Origin

The Tripartite FTA: Background and overview of progress made in developing new harmonized Rules of Origin

25 Jun 14  Publications
Rules of Origin (RoO) are instruments used to determine the real source and economic origin of traded goods. Different types of RoO however serve different objectives. Non-preferen...
Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

21 Nov 13  News
In many countries in Africa, the majority of small farmers are women. They produce crops such as maize, cassava, cotton, and rice that have enormous potential for increased trade b...
A brief overview of intra-African trade in east and southern Africa: Kenya, Zambia and Uganda

A brief overview of intra-African trade in east and southern Africa: Kenya, Zambia and Uganda

22 May 13  Publications
The historically low levels of intra-African trade have made Africa vulnerable to external economic shocks and have fostered a dependency on the rest of the world. As a result of t...
State of the EAC: Bureaucratic delays, missed targets hurt integration

State of the EAC: Bureaucratic delays, missed targets hurt integration

10 Dec 12  News
The decision by East African presidents on Friday, 30 November 2012 to postpone key issues – mainly the Monetary Union and admission of South Sudan and Somalia to the bloc – ha...
Cape to Cairo – An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

Cape to Cairo – An Assessment of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

15 Jun 11  Publications
In recent years countries have increasingly focused on enhancing market access through regional integration in light of the stalled decade-long WTO Doha Round of trade of negotiati...
Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

11 May 11  Publications
Over the past four decades Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have received preferential access to the markets of most of the major developed countries under various Generalised Syst...

Non-tariff barriers affecting trade in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

01 Apr 11  Publications
Successive rounds of multilateral trade negotiations have led to a decrease in the use of tariffs as barriers to trade. However, the reduction in tariffs has been substituted by th...
Tripartite FTA: State of Play on Preferential Rules of Origin

Tripartite FTA: State of Play on Preferential Rules of Origin

23 Mar 11  Publications
Rules of Origin (RoO) in preferential trading arrangements set out the conditions according to which the origin of a product is determined. Products are often made up of both local...
South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we Samba?

South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we Samba?

14 Apr 10  Publications
The timing of the third book in tralac’s ‘South Africa’s way ahead’ series exploring trade policy options fits perfectly with the recent interest in examining both South Af...
South Africa’s way ahead: looking East

South Africa’s way ahead: looking East

25 Apr 09  Publications
South Africa is interested in strengthening trade relations with developing country partners and is articulating a strong ‘Look East’ policy. Trade links with China and India s...
A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

28 May 08  Publications
The revision of the ACP-EC rules of origin was long overdue, with the the prevailing regime dating back to the early Lome Conventions that governed the ACP’s access to EU markets...