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: Trade Briefs, Working Papers, Books, Policy Briefs, and Questions & Answers (FAQs), among others.
Short, non-technical papers dealing with relevant trade law and policy issues, aimed at senior policymakers and non-state actors.
Detailed analysis of trade issues which contribute to the body of intellectual capital on trade matters for the region, targeted at policymakers, analysts and trade advisors.
Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?
Collections of papers presenting a detailed analysis of a range of related trade matters, written specifically for the region.