Tag: SACU

The first Dispute under the SADC EPA has been declared

The first Dispute under the SADC EPA has been declared

12 Jul 19  Publications
When the SADC EU Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Mozambique was con...
When is a levy not a tax? A guideline from Namibia

When is a levy not a tax? A guideline from Namibia

11 Jul 19  Blog
In the electronic communications industry the stakes are high. It is a lucrative world, complex and indispensable. If unregulated, things could easily get out of hand. Since it kno...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 19  News
A comprehensive set of AfCFTA updates: The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area was launched yesterday after a day-long summit of Heads of State and Govern...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jun 19  News
The role of rules of origin in boosting intra-African trade: a CNBC interview with Junior Davis, chief of UNCTAD’s Africa Section AfDB voting powers, as at 31 May 2019. Key reg...
Conclusion of the Bilateral Tariff Negotiations between SACU and the EAC

Conclusion of the Bilateral Tariff Negotiations between SACU and the EAC

07 Jun 19  News
Press release The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), which was launched on 10th June 2015, aims to establish a single market for 27 African countries with a co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 19  News
The GTR AFRICA 2019 conference starts today in Cape Town. Twitter updates: #GTRAFRICA The WTO’s 2019 Public Forum theme has been announced: Trading forward – adapting to a cha...
SACU, Mozambique make progress on impending Brexit

SACU, Mozambique make progress on impending Brexit

14 Mar 19  News
Substantial progress has made to conclude a Roll-Over Economic Partnership Agreement between SACU, Mozambique and the UK. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says pr...
How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

How will South Africa engage the Region, the Continent and the World?

01 Mar 19  Blog
In the African context, South Africa is a trading nation. What does the State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 say about South Africa’s trade policy? President Ramaphosa emphasi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 19  News
Negotiating African trade policy: Event reminders Expert meeting on Non-Tariff Barriers (NTB) Reporting, Monitoring and Elimination under the AfCFTA (concluded today in Nairo...
Lesotho: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Lesotho: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Dec 18  Resource
This Trade Data Update provides an overview of Lesotho’s intra-African trade relationships, both within the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and with other individual African...
SACU’s Trade Facilitation Programme: Talking Regional Customs Modernisation

SACU’s Trade Facilitation Programme: Talking Regional Customs Modernisation

14 Dec 18  Blog
Trade Facilitation in SACU Generally, the Trade Facilitation process intends to reduce impediments and bottlenecks in cross-border trade and thus promote a seamless movement of go...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)’s trade and tariff profile

14 Dec 18  Blog
The members of SACU are Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa. SACU’s objectives include to, inter alia, facilitate cross-border movement of goods between me...
What is a Customs Union like SACU about?

What is a Customs Union like SACU about?

14 Dec 18  Blog
From a legal and technical point of view the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is a Customs Union (CU) and an international organization with legal personality. Since a CU is a...
Revenue sharing in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Revenue sharing in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

14 Dec 18  Blog
All customs, excise and additional duties (trade taxes) collected in the SACU Common Customs Area are paid into the Common Revenue Pool and shared among member states. Member state...
SACU’s operational Challenge

SACU’s operational Challenge

14 Dec 18  Blog
What does the 2002 SACU Agreement promise in terms of how the Organization would function? What did the Member States subsequently do in order to ensure that the agreed formula wou...
The Process for Amending or Reviewing the SACU Agreement

The Process for Amending or Reviewing the SACU Agreement

14 Dec 18  Blog
There are strong indications that the SACU Agreement may be amended – or “reviewed” – during the next year.[1] Why has this become necessary and what would such a process e...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Dec 18  News
tralac in the news at AEC2018: ”We have learned a lot of lessons,” Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director of the Trade Law Centre, said. “We have a window to build capaci...
WCO and SACU region celebrate successful conclusion of the regional Customs Modernization Programme

WCO and SACU region celebrate successful conclusion of the regional Customs Modernization Programme

05 Dec 18  News
Back in 2014, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Secretariat and the five Customs administrations of the SACU region (Botswana, Lesotho...
SACU at a tipping point? tralac workshop, 8-9 November 2018

SACU at a tipping point? tralac workshop, 8-9 November 2018

08 Nov 18  Event
tralac hosted a two-day workshop in Cape Town in early November 2018 to discuss the future of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the oldest customs union in the world. ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2017/18

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2017/18

06 Nov 18  Publications
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa is celebrating its 15th anniversary. This edition includes a review of the developments since 2001, the year when the first editi...