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Private Sector Interests with regard to the Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Trade

Private Sector Interests with regard to the Implementation of the SADC Protocol on Trade

03 Sep 15  Publications
This Trade Brief argues that the private sector has a vital stake in the effective and lawful implementation of regional trade agreements such as the SADC Protocol on Trade. It set...
35th SADC Summit Brochure: Advancing the regional integration agenda

35th SADC Summit Brochure: Advancing the regional integration agenda

25 Aug 15  News
This publication, prepared by SARDC for the 35th SADC Summit in Botswana on 17-18 August 2015, provides a public record of SADC activities and achievements in the past year, includ...
SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap

SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap

20 Aug 15  News
The SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap, 2015-2063, was approved by the Extra-Ordinary Summit in Harare, Zimbabwe, in April 2015. The Strategy is premised on the convi...
Intra-REC trade and overlapping membership: review of COMESA, EAC and SADC

Intra-REC trade and overlapping membership: review of COMESA, EAC and SADC

12 Aug 15  Publications
This paper analyses trade between the three Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the African Economic Community (EAC)...
Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa: An Investment Policy Framework for the Southern African Development Community

Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa: An Investment Policy Framework for the Southern African Development Community

30 Jul 15  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) partnered with the OECD in 2013 to create an Investment Policy Framework (IPF) specific to the SADC region. This framework is...
The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

29 Jul 15  Publications
African economic integration is a longstanding ideal; regularly confirmed in declarations adopted at meetings of African Governments. The Abuja Treaty, for example, records many de...
SADC, EU inch closer to ratifying EPA agreement

SADC, EU inch closer to ratifying EPA agreement

20 Jul 15  News
The European Union (EU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) are on the verge of finalising the signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).  Negotiations...

Implications of the Tripartite FTA for SADC and its Member States

01 Jul 15  Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) initiative was originally launched to establish a single FTA among the Member States of COMESA, EAC and SADC. This would have brought the bene...
The road transport sector in the context of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology

The road transport sector in the context of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology

08 Apr 15  Publications
The SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (TCM) of 1996 aims to integrate the transport sector in the region. It places strong emphasis on the commer...
Regional Investment Policy Framework for the Southern African Development Community

Regional Investment Policy Framework for the Southern African Development Community

26 Mar 15  News
In 2012, the 15 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) identified the OECD’s Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) as a reference for develo...
The role of customs management in the facilitation of trade in the region

The role of customs management in the facilitation of trade in the region

25 Mar 15  Publications
The role of customs in the 20th and 21st centuries has evolved in many respects. With the proliferation of regional trading arrangements (RTAs) whose main objective is to incr...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2013/2014

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2013/2014

12 Mar 15  Publications
Regional and especially economic integration holds potential and strong benefits for Africa. But this is true only if Africa could succeed in identifying a successful formula to co...
Development of SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap underway

Development of SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap underway

09 Mar 15  News
The SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration met on 5 March 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe, to deliberate on the Interim Report on the development of the SADC Industr...
SADC completes industrial strategy interim report

SADC completes industrial strategy interim report

27 Feb 15  News
SADC member states have completed an interim report outlining the regional industrialisation strategy expected to prioritise value addition and beneficiation. The interim report...
Tripartite Africa free trade zone now preparing for launch in May

Tripartite Africa free trade zone now preparing for launch in May

25 Feb 15  News
Negotiations have been finalized in preparation for the launch of Africa’s largest free trade area in May, officials said on Tuesday. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern ...
Envoys meet over SADC roadmap

Envoys meet over SADC roadmap

17 Feb 15  News
Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi yesterday met ambassadors from SADC member-states to discuss modalities of developing an Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap ahea...
The New Protocol for the SADC Tribunal: Jurisdictional Changes and Implications for SADC Community Law

The New Protocol for the SADC Tribunal: Jurisdictional Changes and Implications for SADC Community Law

21 Jan 15  Publications
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will get a new Tribunal. This will happen because the Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government so decided. SADC has been witho...

The SADC Model Bilateral Investment Treaty Template: Towards a new standard of investor protection in southern Africa

10 Dec 14  Publications
Trade and investment are the two fundamental pillars of international economic relations. Almost all international trade flows are governed either by bilateral or regional trade ag...
EPA conclusion – no time for complacency: IPPR

EPA conclusion – no time for complacency: IPPR

23 Sep 14  News
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned in its latest Economy Watch Namibia publication, that although relief has been brought to affected industries, there is n...
SADC Summit’s emphasis on industrial development: implications on practical policy formulation

SADC Summit’s emphasis on industrial development: implications on practical policy formulation

03 Sep 14  Publications
The curtain came down at the 34th Annual Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) with special emphasis on the importance of beneficiation of exports. The Summit...

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