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SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

SADC-EU EPA High-Level Civil Society Forum – Johannesburg, 16 October 2017

19 Oct 17  Event
On Monday, 16 October 2017, tralac participated in the SADC-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement High-Level Civil Society Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Forum a...
South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Although the South African poultry industry is important in the broader agro-processing sector (especially in terms of employment) it is facing various difficulties. Even before th...
South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. For 2016 citrus fruit exports (1.7 million tonnes) were South Africa’s main agricultura...
Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

18 Oct 17  News
Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at Wits University – Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 October 2017 I am thrilled to be here at these historic grounds and i...
Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement

Minister Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström mark first anniversary of Economic Partnership Agreement

16 Oct 17  News
South Africa’s Minister for Trade and Industry Robert Davies and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström met in Johannesburg today to review their respective trade and investmen...
Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

16 Oct 17  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was in South Africa on 16 and 17 October. The Commissioner attended a civil society forum in Johannesburg marking one year since the Econom...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Oct 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration editorial commentaries: (i) New Times: EAC could achieve more if all member states moved at the same pace; (ii) Business Day: Catch-22 of tr...
Zimbabwe transit management system and the international best practice

Zimbabwe transit management system and the international best practice

04 Oct 17  Discussion
Elisha Tshuma, Customs and Trade Facilitation Expert, discusses the challenges facing Zimbabwe with regards to transit cargo processing and customs management Zimbabwe recently ga...
SADC looks to diversification to grow regional economy

SADC looks to diversification to grow regional economy

04 Oct 17  News
“The diversification of our economies and industrialisation will ultimately put the region on its rightful path as a global economic player,” said President Jacob Zuma, who is ...
A new land expropriation compensation case against Zimbabwe under the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol

A new land expropriation compensation case against Zimbabwe under the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol

20 Sep 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses a recent suit filed by Zimbabwe invoking the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol In 2000, the government of Zimbabwe launched a rad...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Sep 17  News
Today, in Addis: Informal meeting of AU Ministers of Trade The main objectives of the meeting are to: (i) take stock of recent developments in the negotiations at the WTO since th...
South Africa’s trade with Zimbabwe

South Africa’s trade with Zimbabwe

13 Sep 17  Resource
This Trade Update provides a snapshot of South Africa’s trading relationship with Zimbabwe. The aim is to give an idea of South Africa’s trade relations with the select pa...
The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

07 Sep 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate and Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher discuss the ongoing safeguard investigation into South Africa’s imposition of a safeguard duty on poult...
Zambia ends a two-year trade deficit with a surplus in July

Zambia ends a two-year trade deficit with a surplus in July

01 Sep 17  News
In July 2017, Zambia recorded a trade surplus valued at K410.6 Million from a trade deficit of K335.7 Million recorded in June 2017. This represents a 222.3 percent increase in the...
Institutional architecture of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Institutional architecture of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

31 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the institutional architecture responsible for monitoring and facilitating the implementation of the EU-SADC EPA The Economic Partne...
SADC Industrialization Week 2017: Roundup

SADC Industrialization Week 2017: Roundup

28 Aug 17  News
The SADC Secretariat, the Southern African Business Forum (SABF) and the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) kick-started the second annual SADC Industrialization Week alongside the th...
Time to increase trade and investment with Mozambique is now – SA envoy

Time to increase trade and investment with Mozambique is now – SA envoy

28 Aug 17  News
SA High Commissioner to Mozambique Mandisi Mpahlwa says the participation of the South African companies in the Maputo International Trade Fair could not have come at a more opport...
Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

25 Aug 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the key outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit, held on the theme ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Aug 17  News
Today’s trade policy tweets: (i) Nigeria’s chief trade negotiator, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe,‏ @ChieduOsakwe1: Tough negotiations at the CFTA, but the gains when concluded wi...

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