Building capacity to help Africa trade better




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, Trade Reports, Books, Policy Briefs, and Questions & Answers (FAQs), among others.

Featured Publications

Trade Briefs

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

Trade Reports

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.


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

African Trade and Integration: Law, Practice and the Courts
Gerhard Erasmus, Dawid van Wyk, Creck Buyonge Mirito and Trudi Hartzenberg - 14 Oct 2022
Africa’s Production and Trade: Agriculture and minerals
Ron Sandrey, Fezeka Matebeni, Camille Andriamahatana, Ashly Hope, Willemien Viljoen, Mary Mwaangireni, Ayabonga Sibulali and Dorica Singini - 13 Mar 2020
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2017/18
Trudi Hartzenberg, Gerhard Erasmus, Paul Kalenga and Talkmore Chidede (eds) - 06 Nov 2018


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