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South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

11 May 18  News
SADC Statement At its meeting at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Wednesday, 9 May 2018, Cabinet approved the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) between the Comm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 18  News
From tralac’s recent high-level dialogue on SACU: the workshop report (pdf). Discussions centred on SACU revenue sharing, SACU’s external relations, and the future of SACU. Upd...
India-South Africa Business Summit 2018: “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”

India-South Africa Business Summit 2018: “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”

02 May 18  News
The much anticipated India-South Africa Business Summit 2018 (ISABS 2018) concluded on 30 April 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg with a session on ‘India ...
More currencies to be introduced to the SADC regional payment system

More currencies to be introduced to the SADC regional payment system

26 Apr 18  News
The introduction of the United States dollar as a trading currency on the southern African regional payment system is expected to improve the settlement of transactions among banks...
Exploring Malawi’s export potential

Exploring Malawi’s export potential

19 Apr 18  News
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. Thi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 18  News
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting acce...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 18  News
African ports: Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade (PwC) This report was compiled by PwC’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure Transport and Logistics team using a combin...
Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

13 Apr 18  News
The SADC Secretariat is developing a legal instrument that will improve the policy environment for industrial development and support implementation. The development of a regional...
Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

29 Mar 18  News
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Mar 18  News
African trade policy events starting today: In Abidjan: Africa CEO forum; In Nairobi: Regional meeting on SPS collaboration, leasing and coordination in Eastern and Southern Afric...
SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting underway

SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting underway

26 Mar 18  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers’ two-day meeting kicked off in Tshwane this morning with a call for increased focus on industrialisation. ...
Post-AfCFTA negotiations slated for May – AU official

Post-AfCFTA negotiations slated for May – AU official

26 Mar 18  News
Negotiating teams from countries that last week signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal will spend the first ten days of May in Addis Ababa to iron out outstan...
SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses tariff rate quotas under the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement November 1, 2016, marked a new era in the European Union (EU)’s tra...
Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

08 Mar 18  Publications
This Trade Brief presents a discussion of the importance of Informal Cross-Border Trading (ICBT) for socio-economic development in the east and southern Africa region. Althoug...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

08 Mar 18  Blog
Brexit will arrive in about one year from now, at the end of March 2019. There have been many statements and “clarifications” but official negotiations about how the European U...
Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

08 Mar 18  News
The experiences and challenges of women in the SADC region: The case of trade and agriculture sectors Women play a key role in the trade and agriculture in the Southern African De...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 18  News
The AfDB has appointed Moono Mupotola as Director, Regional Integration. Full details of this, and other senior management appointments, can be accessed here. SADC Ministers for E...
2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

07 Mar 18  News
Report of the Outgoing Chair (South Africa) The past year has been challenging for the SADC-ELS and equally the Troika. Our starting point was to examine and introduce new ways of...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

06 Mar 18  News
On February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. While Lesotho has grown faster than...

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