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Training Programme – Tripartite Free Trade Area: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 22-26 July 2013

Training Programme – Tripartite Free Trade Area: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 22-26 July 2013

31 Jul 13  Event
tralac presented a short course on the Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during the week of 22-26 July 2013, at the request of the Ministry of Industry ...
Shift from traditional approach to integration to ‘developmental regionalism’, report urges

Shift from traditional approach to integration to ‘developmental regionalism’, report urges

12 Jul 13  News
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013, subtitled “Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism”, says that efforts to date to spur jointly reinforcing e...
South Africa’s National Development Plan and its implications for regional development

South Africa’s National Development Plan and its implications for regional development

12 Jun 13  Publications
In 2012/2013, the African National Congress and South African Government adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) as its launchpad and blueprint for a future economic and socioe...
tralac Annual Conference 2013

tralac Annual Conference 2013

06 Mar 13  Event
tralac hosted its 2013 Annual Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 25 and 26 April, providing an opportunity for frank engagement among stakeholders on the trade and regi...
Prospects for attaining a Continental Free Trade Area: amidst a culture of missed deadlines in Africa

Prospects for attaining a Continental Free Trade Area: amidst a culture of missed deadlines in Africa

12 Dec 12  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Researcher, discusses the prospects for attaining a Continental Free Trade Area Background Significant efforts towards regional economic integration are unde...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2011

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2011

19 Apr 12  Publications
A number of important trade-related developments took place in southern Africa in 2011. Developments on the rest of the African continent as well as in the global economy had impor...
From new regionalism to new regions: The pitfalls of thick regionalism in Africa

From new regionalism to new regions: The pitfalls of thick regionalism in Africa

22 Feb 12  Discussion
by Daniel Bach, tralac Associate Unlike what has happened in Asia, where the rise of ASEAN since the 1990s correlates with bottom up processes and an emphasis on ‘lean’ i...
The rationale for boosting intra-African trade

The rationale for boosting intra-African trade

01 Feb 12  Discussion
Sean Woolfrey, tralac Researcher, discusses the rationale for boosting intra-African trade This past weekend saw African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa for the 18th African Union ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2010

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2010

11 Jul 11  Publications
The Monitoring Regional Integration Yearbook 2010 marks the tenth edition of this publication. This monitoring exercise, ten years on, is no less relevant than it was at the projec...
tralac Annual Conference 2011

tralac Annual Conference 2011

06 Jul 11  Event
The 2011 tralac Annual Conference took place on 8-9 September in Cape Town, South Africa. Regional integration in Africa, and in other parts of the world, is engaging a ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2009

08 Dec 10  Publications
During 2009 several important developments highlighted specific challenges for policy makers in Southern Africa. The global economic crisis continued to impact on the region in 200...
Workshop on Southern Africa’s Regional Trade Agenda, 9 February 2010

Workshop on Southern Africa’s Regional Trade Agenda, 9 February 2010

10 Feb 10  Event
tralac hosted a half-day workshop to discuss specifically regional trade developments for Southern Africa. This workshop was prepared specifically for the diplomatic community and ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2008

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2008

25 Aug 09  Publications
2008 has been an eventful year for the Southern Africa region. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its Free Trade Area in August. In October at a Tripartite ...
WTO Regional Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills, 11-15 May 2009

WTO Regional Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills, 11-15 May 2009

14 May 09  Event
The World Trade Organisation, in collaboration with tralac and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape, presented a 5-day training course on Trade Negotiations for Englis...
3rd Annual Garnet Conference: Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World, September 2008

3rd Annual Garnet Conference: Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Global World, September 2008

23 Apr 09  Event
tralac participated in the 3rd Annual GARNET Conference hosted by the University of Bordeaux from 17-19 September 2008, under the theme Mapping Integration and Regionalism in a Glo...
tralac Annual Conference 2008

tralac Annual Conference 2008

20 Jun 08  Event
tralac’s Annual Conference 2008 took place on 12 and 13 June in Cape Town. The Conference focused on Southern Africa’s RTA (Regional Trade Arrangement) agenda. Background Cou...
tralac Annual Conference 2007

tralac Annual Conference 2007

16 Oct 07  Event
tralac not only hosted its 5th Annual Conference but also celebrated 5 years of developing and building trade capacity in the region. Our flagship event was hosted at the BMW pavil...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2006

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2006

01 May 07  Publications
Regional Integration in general is considered as an important theoretical paradigm for and successful practical instrument of economic growth and development. Particularly in South...
Developmental integration and the harmonisation of industrial policies in SACU, 25 October 2006

Developmental integration and the harmonisation of industrial policies in SACU, 25 October 2006

01 Nov 06  Event
On 25 October 2006, tralac Associate and Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Stellenbosch, Colin McCarthy, presented a paper at a workshop convened by the Inst...

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