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.
The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 9th edition
International Trade Explainer: Trade terms and concepts – A tralac guide
AfCFTA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Short, non-technical papers dealing with relevant trade law and policy issues, aimed at senior policymakers and non-state actors.
What drives the ANC’s pro-Russia policy and where will it lead?
Of border delays and barriers to trade in the cross-border corridors of the Eastern and Southern African region: What are the lessons for Africa?
Customs border management through the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) concept: What are the issues and the way forward?
Algeria, Egypt, and Mauritania intra-Africa trade and value chain development
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.
Developing Value Chains in Africa – mapping the soya value chain
The Potential of the Agribusiness Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA
The Potential of the Clothing & Textile Regional Value Chain under the AfCFTA
Benefitting from the AfCFTA: The Case of Mauritius
Collections of papers presenting a detailed analysis of a range of related trade matters, written specifically for the region.