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Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

13 Feb 17  News
The poultry trade between South Africa and Namibia is not clearly defined, leading to confusion regarding the actual origin of many chicken products imported into the Southern Afri...
United States’ trade with Africa – 2016

United States’ trade with Africa – 2016

01 Feb 17  Infographics
Africa offers substantial trade and investment opportunities across national and regional markets, and provides significant opportunities for US companies. SADC, COMESA and ECOWAS...
‘SA to pursue trade agreements with UK post-Brexit’

‘SA to pursue trade agreements with UK post-Brexit’

25 Jan 17  News
South Africa will continue to pursue bilateral and regional negotiations with the British government despite its exit from the European Union (EU), the Minister of Trade and Indust...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
Prospects for a regional biofuels industry in Southern Africa

Prospects for a regional biofuels industry in Southern Africa

07 Dec 16  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses the political economy, trade and policy issues involved in the potential development of a biofuels industry in SADC The benefits of indus...
Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in SADC: Promise and Pitfalls

Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in SADC: Promise and Pitfalls

30 Nov 16  Publications
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) considers the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), reached in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2013, to be a considerable achievement. An official res...
Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

04 Nov 16  News
The European Union and the Republic of South Africa concluded a Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) which came into effect on 1 January 2000. The TDCA “Trad...
Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

03 Nov 16  News
Five southern African countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland – have opened a new chapter in their bilateral relations with the European Union (EU) f...
The Economic Impact of the SADC EPA Group-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the SADC EPA Group-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

11 Oct 16  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 16  News
COMESA’s Intergovernmental Committee starts Policy Week proceedings (COMESA) The Intergovernmental Committee that brings together Permanent/Principal Secretaries was the first t...
Entry into force of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Entry into force of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

10 Oct 16  News
Joint Press Release from the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa and the EU Delegation to the Republic of South Africa Benefits of a new trade de...
SA, Namibia seek improved intra-African trade

SA, Namibia seek improved intra-African trade

10 Oct 16  News
Intra-African trade must become the new economic paradigm for the continent, as it will help stimulate economic growth and improve the continent’s capacity to resolve its own cha...
Sand in the wheels: Non-tariff measures and regional integration in SADC

Sand in the wheels: Non-tariff measures and regional integration in SADC

13 Sep 16  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) comprises 15 countries with the common objective of regional integration. Member countries have been successful in reducing tariff...
Esibayeni Declaration of the Southern Africa Business Forum

Esibayeni Declaration of the Southern Africa Business Forum

09 Sep 16  News
On 24 August 2016, during the inaugural SADC Industrialisation Week, held in Swaziland, over 200 private sector representatives from across the region gathered for the Second Annua...
SADC launches new publications on tracking regional integration

SADC launches new publications on tracking regional integration

01 Sep 16  News
Access to reliable and accurate information is essential to achieving regional integration and sustainable development in southern Africa. The Executive Secretary of the Southern ...
36th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit – overview of the agenda

36th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit – overview of the agenda

31 Aug 16  Discussion
Brian Mureverwi, Independent Expert, discusses the key topics on this year’s SADC Summit agenda, convening in Swaziland under the theme Resource Mobilisation for Invest...
SADC: Costed action plan for industrialisation to be finalised early next year

SADC: Costed action plan for industrialisation to be finalised early next year

30 Aug 16  News
Southern African leaders will hold an Extra-Ordinary Summit during the first quarter of 2017 to finalise a costed action plan for the region’s industrialisation agenda. The Coun...
Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal

Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal

30 Aug 16  News
Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal (with access to individuals), addressed to the SADC member states, 17 August 2016 O...
When History and Governance Confusion undermine Trade Certainty: The 1964 Trade Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe

When History and Governance Confusion undermine Trade Certainty: The 1964 Trade Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe

24 Aug 16  Publications
Legal certainty is essential for the functioning of FTAs. Compliance with the WTO rules is important to protect the rights of all parties in the multilateral system; including...

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