tralac promotes active debate on trade law and policy issues in Africa and engages in applied trade law and policy analysis with the aim of addressing the most pressing trade matters for countries in the region. In brief, tralac develops trade law and policy intellectual capital: this involves monitoring trade negotiations, interpretation of agreements, contribution to debates and discussions on trade developments. Our research is presented in the following different formats:

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Trade Briefs

Short, non-technical papers dealing with relevant trade law and policy issues, aimed at senior policy makers and non-state actors.

Recent Trade Briefs:

Exports from the Southern African Development Community to the European Union by mode of transportation: implications of Brexit 
Willemien Viljoen - 11 Oct 2018

An Analysis of the United States’ Automotive Tariff Threat 
Kyle Perel - 20 Sep 2018

The AfCFTA: Overview and implications 
Gerhard Erasmus - 4 Jul 2018

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Working Papers

Detailed analysis of trade issues which contribute to the body of intellectual capital on trade matters for the region, targeted at policy makers, analysts and trade advisors.

Recent Working Papers:

Termination of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Trade Agreement: What next? 
Gerhard Erasmus - 5 Oct 2018

Implementing the AfCFTA: Obligations, Qualifications and Exceptions 
Gerhard Erasmus - 22 Aug 2018

The Limits of Depreciation as a Driver for Export Growth in South Africa: A Sectoral Analysis 
John Stuart - 14 Aug 2018

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MRI 2016-17


Collections of papers presenting a detailed analysis of a range of related trade matters, written specifically for the region.

Recent titles:

Agriculture and the African Continental Free Trade Area 
Ron Sandrey, Willemien Viljoen, Thandeka Ntshangase et al. - 13 Sep 2018

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/16
Trudi Hartzenberg and Gerhard Erasmus (Eds) - 3 Jul 2017

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