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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 17  News
ABCA call for papers: Examining the challenges and opportunities of firms’ productivity in Africa Consultancy opportunity: Develop a SADC trade development and trade promot...
Southern Africa International Arbitration Conference – 15-16 November 2017

Southern Africa International Arbitration Conference – 15-16 November 2017

07 Dec 17  Event
Talkmore Chidede, tralac researcher, participated at the 2nd Annual Southern Africa International Arbitration Conference (SAIAC 2017) held on November 15th and 16th in Johannesburg...
From the TDCA to the SADC-EU EPA – the significant changes

From the TDCA to the SADC-EU EPA – the significant changes

06 Dec 17  Blog
The Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) has been governing the trading relationship between South Africa and the European Union since it entered into force (provisi...
Safeguard measures in the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Safeguard measures in the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

06 Dec 17  Blog
Safeguard measures are a temporary restriction, of fairly traded products, to protect a specific domestic industry from a sudden increase in imports which causes serious injury to ...
Export opportunities for South African producers under the new market access conditions in the SADC-EU EPA

Export opportunities for South African producers under the new market access conditions in the SADC-EU EPA

06 Dec 17  Blog
The new market access provisions of the SADC-EU EPA came into effect on 1 November 2016 after two conditions were met: ratification of the EPA by the SACU member states and the bil...
Application of the green economy approach will enhance the sustainability in the agricultural sector

Application of the green economy approach will enhance the sustainability in the agricultural sector

28 Nov 17  News
“Most of the grazing areas are overstocked resulting in range degradation but with the use of the green economy, there is a potential to enhance sustainability in the agricultura...
A new Dawn for Zimbabwe!

A new Dawn for Zimbabwe!

23 Nov 17  Discussion
The jubilation in the streets of Harare is one of the most telling aspects of the ousting of Robert Mugabe as President of Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans rejoiced because the shackles of po...
EAC hands over COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force Chairmanship to COMESA

EAC hands over COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force Chairmanship to COMESA

20 Nov 17  News
The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC), Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko handed over the Chairmanship of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Task Force (TTF) to Mr Sindiso Ndem...
Zimbabwe re-brands Statutory Instrument (SI) 64

Zimbabwe re-brands Statutory Instrument (SI) 64

16 Nov 17  Discussion
In the year 2016, Zimbabwe gazetted Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 (SI 64). The SI 64 required traders to obtain an import licence from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce befor...
One-Stop Border Posts to pilot MoveAfrica’s Traffic Light System

One-Stop Border Posts to pilot MoveAfrica’s Traffic Light System

10 Nov 17  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Committee of Ministers of Transport have endorsed Beitbridge, Kazungula, Kasumbalesa and Chirundu One-Stop Border Posts for the pi...
Experts to discuss the challenges and implications of declining commodity prices in Southern Africa

Experts to discuss the challenges and implications of declining commodity prices in Southern Africa

08 Nov 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Office for Southern Africa, in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), will organize the Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Nov 17  News
Today, in Arusha: Review of draft concept note, TOR, Roadmap and budget estimates for development of EAC Political Confederation Constitution Starting today, in Abuja: ECOWAS Comm...
Industrialization tops SADC agenda as South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits SADC Secretariat

Industrialization tops SADC agenda as South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits SADC Secretariat

06 Nov 17  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa, Honorable Dr. Rob Davies on 31st October 2017, visited the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Rep...
SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology meet in Lilongwe, Malawi

SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology meet in Lilongwe, Malawi

06 Nov 17  News
The SADC Ministers responsible for Transport and Meteorology Sectors took place from 30th October to 3rd November 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lil...
The first international arbitration case under the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol: Lesotho v Swissbourgh Diamond Mines case

The first international arbitration case under the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol: Lesotho v Swissbourgh Diamond Mines case

01 Nov 17  Discussion
On 14 August 2017, the Singapore High Court revoked an arbitral award rendered against Lesotho by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Tribunal in the case concerning Lesotho v...
Sub-Saharan African economies set new record in reforming their business climate: Doing Business

Sub-Saharan African economies set new record in reforming their business climate: Doing Business

31 Oct 17  News
Sub-Saharan Africa economies adopted a record number of business reforms for a second consecutive year, says the 15th anniversary edition of the World Bank Group’s annual&nb...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Oct 17  News
AGOA Forum 2017: the report of the conference proceedings is published Underway, in Dar: 2nd phase of training on the Tariff Reform Impact Simulation Tool. [Details of an earlier ...
Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

26 Oct 17  News
The high ratio of landlocked countries, the long distances to gateway ports, the lack of an integrated and liberalised road transport market in the East and Southern African region...
Economic Partnership Agreements should support regional integration – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

Economic Partnership Agreements should support regional integration – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

25 Oct 17  News
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has emphasised the importance of ensuring that the Economic Partnership Agreements concluded between the African, ...
Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

23 Oct 17  News
Speaking at the official opening of the Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM) on 23 October 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) regional director for S...

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