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Tag: Regional integration

The role of Negotiating Principles in the design of the AfCFTA

The role of Negotiating Principles in the design of the AfCFTA

05 Sep 22  Blog
Since the launch of the ‘Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)’,[1] negotiations on trade liberalisation among African States have been based on a specific set of principles. When ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

24 Aug 22  News
Local news Scrap metal export ban to buy time for SA to build systems to tackle illegal activity (Engineering News) The proposed policy to ban the export of waste, scrap and semi...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Jul 22  News
Local News Arab-Spring Warning Spurs Ramaphosa to Tout Growth-Plan Progress (Bloomberg) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government is making progress on a p...
Are the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Trade Facilitation Programme and the Corridor Trips Monitoring System gaining traction?

Are the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Trade Facilitation Programme and the Corridor Trips Monitoring System gaining traction?

15 Jul 22  Publications
On 22 October 2008, at the Tripartite Summit, Heads of State and Government of the member states of COMESA, EAC and SADC agreed to establish the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). ...
SADC Simplified Trade Regime: Tracing developments and implementation progress

SADC Simplified Trade Regime: Tracing developments and implementation progress

30 Jun 22  Publications
The central objectives of Southern African Development Community (SADC) include economic development and growth, poverty alleviation, enhancement of the standard and quality of lif...
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...

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