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Lapite Olamide (intern)

Lapite Olamide (intern)

12 Feb 21  Team Member
Lapite Olamide is a final year LLB student at Obafemi Awolowo University. He has interests in international trade and development. Olamide has internship experience with the Nigeri...
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Monica Werimo (intern)

Monica Werimo (intern)

12 Feb 21  Team Member
Monica Werimo holds an LLB degree from Kabarak University, Monica has vast experience in the field of international trade law, international investment law and environmental law. H...
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Nomfazwe Matimba (intern)

Nomfazwe Matimba (intern)

12 Feb 21  Team Member
Nomfazwe Matimba is an international trade lawyer. She holds a B Hons Degree in Law from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in International Trade Law from the University of ...
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Morris Sibanda (intern)

Morris Sibanda (intern)

12 Feb 21  Team Member
Morris Sibanda holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Fort Hare and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. He is currently pursuin...
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Chidochashe Ncube (intern)

Chidochashe Ncube (intern)

12 Feb 21  Team Member
Chidochashe Ncube holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honours degree from Hebert Chitepo School of Law, Great Zimbabwe University. She is currently reading for a Master of Laws (LLM) in...
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Tafadzwa Mupingashato (intern)

Tafadzwa Mupingashato (intern)

12 Feb 21  Team Member
Tafadzwa Mupingashato is an International Trade Economist with exposure in the information technology and services, energy, mining and backing sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Comme...
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South Africa: 2020 trade update

South Africa: 2020 trade update

11 Feb 21  Infographics
2020 saw strict restrictive measures implemented by SA to curb the spread of COVID-19. Through 2020, the monthly trade data showed the impact of these measures. On 29 January 2021,...
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Uganda: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Uganda: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

11 Feb 21  Infographics
For 2019, Uganda’s intra-Africa exports are 16 per cent less than for 2018. Imports increased by 47 per cent between 2018 and 2019. Imports of gold, cigarettes, material bags, ce...
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Mali: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Mali: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

11 Feb 21  Infographics
Approximately 50 per cent of Mali’s total trade is with other African countries, mainly South Africa, Senegal, and Ivory Coast. Apart from South Africa, all other main trade part...
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Niger: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Niger: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

11 Feb 21  Infographics
For 2019, 56 per cent of Niger’s world exports are intra-Africa. From 2018, intra-Africa exports increased by 33 per cent. The data shows a significant increase in intra-Africa e...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Feb 21  News
Country focus Ramaphosa expected to lay out plans for vaccine rollout, broadband access in State of the Nation Address (CGTN Africa) South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Feb 21  News
Country focus Digital economy is the biggest industry created during COVID-19: Economist (SABC News) Economist Ntombana Mbele says the biggest industry that was created during CO...
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Trade under AfCFTA Rules started on 1 January 2021, but hard work lies ahead

Trade under AfCFTA Rules started on 1 January 2021, but hard work lies ahead

10 Feb 21  Blog
At its 13th Extra Ordinary Session held virtually in Johannesburg on 5 December 2020, the Assembly of the African Union (AU) announced that trade in goods under the AfCFTA will sta...
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Will 2021 see African Governments negotiating with External Partners?

Will 2021 see African Governments negotiating with External Partners?

10 Feb 21  Blog
The conclusion of trade agreements between African States and third parties is an important matter. Only 16% of the goods produced in Africa are sold in Africa. This indicates that...
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The AfCFTA Secretariat: Is the Action now in Accra?

The AfCFTA Secretariat: Is the Action now in Accra?

10 Feb 21  Blog
The Assembly of the African Union (AU) met virtually in Johannesburg on 5 December 2020 and adopted several important decisions about interim trade arrangements, the completion of ...
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Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

Speculating about Phase II of the AfCFTA Negotiations

10 Feb 21  Blog
The negotiations to adopt the AfCFTA’s Phase II Protocols are being launched and Phase III negotiations should be concluded by 31 December 2021[1]. Phase II will cover investment...
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AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

10 Feb 21  Blog
The scope of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights (IPRs) a...
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AfCFTA Parallelism and the Acquis

AfCFTA Parallelism and the Acquis

10 Feb 21  Blog
According to the Governing Principles of the AfCFTA, the RECs’ Free Trade Areas (FTAs) are building blocks for the AfCFTA.[1] The AfCFTA shall also be governed by the preservatio...
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South Africa’s implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: customs arrangements and technicalities

South Africa’s implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement: customs arrangements and technicalities

10 Feb 21  Blog
Trading under the AfCFTA was set to begin on 1 January 2021. South Africa with the rest of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU – Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, and Namibia) ...
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Preferential trade with Mauritius: market access for the UK, China, and state parties of the AfCFTA

Preferential trade with Mauritius: market access for the UK, China, and state parties of the AfCFTA

10 Feb 21  Blog
As of 1 January 2021, the Mauritian tariff book has three additional columns for preferential market access to the Mauritian market. These tariffs are for imports from the United K...
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