Tag: SACU

A Permanent Summit of the Heads of State and Government for SACU: How and Why?

02 Mar 11  Publications
Regional integration features prominently in the development strategies of most African countries. The current regional integration agenda for East and Southern Africa is ambitious...
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...
AGOA at 10: Reflections on US-Africa trade with a focus on SACU countries

AGOA at 10: Reflections on US-Africa trade with a focus on SACU countries

29 Nov 10  Publications
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has formed the basis for preferential US-African trade over the past decade. However, AGOA is about more than just trade, but represen...

Regional trade agreements and South-South FDI: potential benefits and challenges for SACU-MERCOSUR investment relations

25 May 10  Publications
In December 2004, the countries of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) signed an initial preferential trade agreement (PTA) as a...
South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we Samba?

South Africa’s way ahead: Shall we Samba?

14 Apr 10  Publications
The timing of the third book in tralac’s ‘South Africa’s way ahead’ series exploring trade policy options fits perfectly with the recent interest in examining both South Af...
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 ...
Export promotion seminars for the SACU-EFTA Free Trade Agreement, July 2009

Export promotion seminars for the SACU-EFTA Free Trade Agreement, July 2009

03 Jul 09  Event
Business Unity SA (BUSA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted a workshop on the export opportunities available under the SACU-EFTA FTA. The seminars took place...
South Africa’s way ahead: looking East

South Africa’s way ahead: looking East

25 Apr 09  Publications
South Africa is interested in strengthening trade relations with developing country partners and is articulating a strong ‘Look East’ policy. Trade links with China and India s...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 30 March-3 April 2009

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 30 March-3 April 2009

08 Apr 09  Event
During the week March 30 to April 3, 2009, tralac hosted a team of analysts, including three from the National Department of Agriculture (DoA), one from the National Agricultu...

SACU, China and India: the implication of FTAs for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS)

20 Jan 09  Publications
In assessing the future trade policy options for SACU, China and India’s dramatically increasing role as trading giants on the world scene has to be taken into account in these c...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

14 Mar 08  Publications
2007 may perhaps turn out to mark a watershed for regional integration in the southern Africa region. Developments both intra- and extra-regionally have raised the regional integra...
South Africa’s way ahead: trade policy options

South Africa’s way ahead: trade policy options

04 Nov 07  Publications
This book presents the output of a tralac project focusing on the trade agenda of South Africa and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) of which South Africa is a member. The ...
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...
Workshop on the SACU Tribunal, 1-2 February 2007

Workshop on the SACU Tribunal, 1-2 February 2007

02 Feb 07  Event
tralac hosted a workshop on the SACU Tribunal on 1-2 February 2007 in Cape Town. The SACU Agreement of 2002 provides for a new legal regime in terms of which the Members of t...
Southern Africa and the trading relationship with the European Union

Southern Africa and the trading relationship with the European Union

23 Jan 07  Publications
The trading relationship between the Southern African region and the EU is at a crossroads, where there are two major directions possible for the region plus numerous side roads th...
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...
SACU Tariff Management Course, 11-12 September 2006

SACU Tariff Management Course, 11-12 September 2006

13 Sep 06  Event
tralac recently organised a short course on managing the import tariff in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The course was held on 11-12 September 2006 at the Stellen...

A possible SACU/China Free Trade Agreement (FTA): Implications for the SA manufacturing sector

29 Aug 06  Publications
Regional trade agreements are becoming an increasingly popular trade policy tool in many countries, and SACU/South Africa is embracing this concept with a view to furthering i...

Trade Creation and Trade Diversion resulting from SACU trading agreements

29 Aug 06  Publications
Trade creation is new trade from a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partner which would not have existed otherwise, and that, generally, is good. But often much of this may be just trade...