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The WTO Secretariat under new Leadership

The WTO Secretariat under new Leadership

23 Mar 21  Blog
On 1 March 2021, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria took office as the seventh Director-General (DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She is the first woman and the first Af...
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An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

23 Mar 21  Blog
The negotiations for the adoption of the Phase II Protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) have started. These legal instruments will cover investment, intelle...
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The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

23 Mar 21  Blog
The market for investors is an increasingly competitive one. Investors are better informed about conditions in host countries. Companies seeking to expand their global presence wil...
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Addressing a key bottleneck to broadband development in South Africa – spectrum auction falls at first hurdle

Addressing a key bottleneck to broadband development in South Africa – spectrum auction falls at first hurdle

22 Mar 21  Blog
When the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) announced the spectrum auction in September 2020, it was widely hailed as a critical measure to eliminate the ...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Mar 21  News
Country focus Business Unity South Africa calls for increased engagement with WTO Industry organisation Business Unity South Africa and other business associations, representing ...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Mar 21  News
Country focus Intra-african Trade in the Spotlight at Joint Meeting of Trade and Industry and International Relations - Parliament of South Africa A joint meeting of the portfoli...
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Citrus Black Spot (CBS) after Brexit

Citrus Black Spot (CBS) after Brexit

17 Mar 21  Blog
Citrus black spot (CBS) is a fungal disease that affects the rind of a citrus fruit. This causes lesions but does not result in fruit decay. The causative agent is the fungal patho...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 Mar 21  News
Country focus South African logistics industry battles to regain momentum (Sea News) While there has been a slight uptick in domestic and international cargo traffic in recent we...
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How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

17 Mar 21  Blog
The importance of the digital economy in the 21st Century cannot be overstated. From a means of improving information dissemination, to a vehicle for electronic commerce, to a faci...
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Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

17 Mar 21  Blog
Gender mainstreaming in free trade agreements is becoming an increasingly common practice.[1] This involves including provisions to address the specific needs of women and implemen...
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tralac Certificate Course 2021: International Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development

tralac Certificate Course 2021: International Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development

16 Mar 21  Event Training Programme
tralac is pleased to present the 2021 Certificate Course – International Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development. The course consists of three modules and provides compre...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

16 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus Consumer protection bodies reminded of mandate (SAnews) Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina has reminded regulators with consumer prote...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus Imports pick up as trade recovers in fourth quarter, according to Reserve Bank data (News24) South Africa’s current account balance remained in surplus territory ...
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African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Comparative analysis of tariff offers

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Comparative analysis of tariff offers

15 Mar 21  Infographics Training Programme
36 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification of the AfCFTA; 41 countries have submitted their schedules of tariff concessions. The tariff offers available are thos...
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Status of AfCFTA Ratification

Status of AfCFTA Ratification

14 Mar 21  Infographics Training Programme
According to Article 23 of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), entry into force occurs 30 days after the 22nd instrument of ratificati...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus State ponders issuing SI over AfCFTA trading (Daily Mail Zambia) Government will soon issue a statutory instrument (SI) under the Customs and Excise Act to pav...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus Container shortage in South Africa (Fruitnet) Almost exactly one year after major disruptions to exports through the port of Cape Town, and other ports in the count...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus  The SA economy shrank by 7% in 2020 (Creamer Media’s Engineering News) The South African economy contracted by 7% during 2020, as expected given the unprece...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus Angola: IMF Hails Angola's Economic Reforms Amid Covid-19 (All Africa) Despite the effects of Covid-19 on all economies in the world, the Angolan government had alr...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

05 Mar 21  News Training Programme
Country focus MPs talk value addition before ratifying SADC protocol (New Era) After the tabling of the ratification of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol...
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