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Tag: Regional integration

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

24 Jun 22  News
Local news South Africa is making a big localisation push – and has stopped using some international products: Ramaphosa (BusinessTech) Answering a recent parliamentary Q&A...
Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

21 Jun 22  Infographics
The African Union (AU) recognises 8 officially recognised regional economic communities (RECs). These are regarded as building blocks to the AfCFTA. Overlapping membership complica...
Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

31 May 22  Publications
The road transport landscape in Southern African Development Community (SADC) is shaped by a combination of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (SADC PTC...
To Cooperate or to Harmonise?

To Cooperate or to Harmonise?

25 May 22  Blog
There is a long pro-integration tradition in Africa. It emphasises the need for a collective voice on matters impacting the continent’s standing in the world, and it suggests tha...
The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 8th edition

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 8th edition

18 Apr 22  Publications
This booklet provides a handy guide on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and how it fits within Africa’s broader development agenda – the architecture of the AfC...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Mar 22  News
Local news Zim only processing two percent tobacco (The Herald) Zimbabwe has earned US$245 million after exporting 48 000 tonnes of tobacco, as the country is only processing two...
The meaning of building blocks for African integration is defined by the applicable legal instruments and subsequent practice

The meaning of building blocks for African integration is defined by the applicable legal instruments and subsequent practice

06 Mar 22  Blog
The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have a long history within the narrative of African political cooperation and economic integration. They are now also referred to as the bu...
Does the AfCFTA have a new formula for regional integration?

Does the AfCFTA have a new formula for regional integration?

02 Mar 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has been launched to boost intra-African trade and industrialisation. For this to happen there needs to be better trade govern...
African Economic Integration through the AfCFTA

African Economic Integration through the AfCFTA

23 Feb 22  Publications
Regional integration makes sense in and for Africa. Most African nations are developing countries with small domestic markets. Many are land locked. Growth through economic integra...
Does the AfCFTA provide for a new Approach to Regional Integration in Africa?

Does the AfCFTA provide for a new Approach to Regional Integration in Africa?

21 Feb 22  Publications
Regional integration makes sense for Africa. Most African nations are developing countries with small domestic markets. Many are landlocked. Growth through economic integration has...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Cyclone Batsirai: Exports to Madagascar on the line (Food for Mzansi) As a strategic trade partner to South Africa, Madagascar’s dealing with Cyclone Batsi...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 Jan 22  News
Country news Anxious times for South African citrus (Fruitnet) With the start of the new South African citrus season only two months away, there is still no clarity on the negoti...
Update on the Preferential Tariff Rate Quota Utilisation under the EU-SADC EPA

Update on the Preferential Tariff Rate Quota Utilisation under the EU-SADC EPA

18 Jun 21  Blog
EU-SADC EPA a boost from the TDCA for South Africa The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) E...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Jun 21  News
National Government and Stakeholders Sign Master Plan for the Steel and Metal Fabrication Sector (the dtic) The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ebrahim Patel, along ...
REC Integration Approaches and their Implications

REC Integration Approaches and their Implications

03 Jun 21  Blog
The traditional approach to economic integration in Africa has become increasingly complex. It lacks focus and feasibility. It might be time to take a hard look at the evidence and...
Commemorating Africa Day – 2021

Commemorating Africa Day – 2021

25 May 21  Blog
Today is Africa Day. How should it be commemorated in the year 2021 and how should this occasion be used to tackle the crises of our times? Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Da...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

16 Apr 21  News
National trade and trade-related news South Africa president calls for ports’ enhanced effectiveness in boosting economy (Xinhua) Enhancing the effectiveness and performance of...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Feb 21  News
Country Focus Qatar-South Africa fresh food trade soared in 2019-20: Ambassador (MENAFN – The Peninsula) Trade between Qatar and South Africa in fresh foods has grown significa...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Dec 20  News
National Aviation industry anxious as COVID-19 resurgences force new travel bans (The South African) With a host of countries – mainly across Europe – announcing over the wee...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Nov 20  News
National Agri sector predicted to show positive growth (IOL) Although the agriculture sector was expected to show positive growth next year, the Agribusiness Business Chamber (Ag...

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