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tralac Daily News: First edition for 2021

tralac Daily News: First edition for 2021

18 Jan 21  News
Country focus Malawi ratifies AfCFTA after submitting instrument of ratification (UNECA) Malawi submitted its instrument of ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Are...
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Brexit Deal concluded: Main Implications, Architecture, and Institutions

Brexit Deal concluded: Main Implications, Architecture, and Institutions

04 Jan 21  Blog
On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). The parties then started negotiations on a Withdrawal Agreement,[1] followed by a new trade deal. B...
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Post Brexit Trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom

Post Brexit Trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom

04 Jan 21  Blog
The new EU-UK trade relationship will be very different from when the UK was a Member State. Major governance challenges lie ahead. Concluding a trade agreement is one thing, imple...
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The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

04 Jan 21  Blog
The legal systems of African countries reflect their history, colonial heritages, customary and other norms. The differences are also evident in the area of international contracts...
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Etiyel Chibira

Etiyel Chibira

28 Dec 20  Team Member
Etiyel Chibira has over 18 years’ experience on cross-border road transport policy and regulation, regional transport systems and trade facilitation. He serves on many technical ...
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Customs modernisation in Africa and related challenges

Customs modernisation in Africa and related challenges

22 Dec 20  Blog
Customs administration systems have to adapt to changes in the trading environment. The modernisation of customs administration systems is fundamental to ensure that trade continue...
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Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

21 Dec 20  Publications
Road transport plays a critical role in facilitating trade and enhancing regional integration in Africa, and it is an indispensable input to international economic cooperation and ...
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The African Continental Free Trade Area according to its Legal Instruments

The African Continental Free Trade Area according to its Legal Instruments

21 Dec 20  Publications
The conclusion of a trade agreement does not guarantee new trade flows. For that to happen, the reasons why trade between certain countries is at low levels must be addressed. Effe...
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Review of intra-Africa trade liberalisation and the composition of intra-African trade: Implications for the AfCFTA

Review of intra-Africa trade liberalisation and the composition of intra-African trade: Implications for the AfCFTA

21 Dec 20  Publications
An objective of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is to create a liberalised market for goods and services. To achieve this, the AfCFTA provides for progressive...
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Trade and development finance in Africa in the shadow of COVID-19

Trade and development finance in Africa in the shadow of COVID-19

21 Dec 20  Publications
Even under the immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent, great opportunities exist for the expansion of trade through trade and development financ...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Dec 20  News
National Aviation industry anxious as COVID-19 resurgences force new travel bans (The South African) With a host of countries – mainly across Europe – announcing over the wee...
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The South African Border Management Authority – better border management or just another agency?

The South African Border Management Authority – better border management or just another agency?

21 Dec 20  Publications
Borders and border control matter. A starker reminder of this simple truth could hardly be found than the Covid-19 pandemic. It caused worldwide ‘lockdowns’ and border closures...
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2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

21 Dec 20  Publications
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) was established through an Act of Parliament, the International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act No. 71 of 2002), which ...
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South Africa: Trade update, January-October 2020

South Africa: Trade update, January-October 2020

17 Dec 20  Infographics
2020 has been challenging for most countries. The same holds for South Africa. At the beginning of the year, South Africa's exports were set to outperform 2019. Between March and A...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 Dec 20  News
National South Africa misses Covax deadline to secure vaccines (Engineering News) South Africa, the country hardest hit in Africa by the coronavirus, missed a December 15 deadlin...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Dec 20  News
National Full Quarterly Bulletin - No 298 - December 2020 (South African Reserve Bank) Following a fourth successive quarterly contraction in the second quarter of 2020, the real...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Dec 20  News
National Second wave of Covid-19 threatens economy (IOL) South Africa is on tenterhooks over the second wave of Covid-19 infections with experts warning the newest outbreak could...
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Kenya trade ‘chilling’: Are intra-Africa exports hampered by high tariffs?

Kenya trade ‘chilling’: Are intra-Africa exports hampered by high tariffs?

11 Dec 20  Infographics
For 2019, 19 per cent of Kenya's total trade was with other African countries, mostly with countries in the same free trade area (COMESA FTA) or customs union (EAC). Limi...
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What to expect when all the AfCFTA Pieces have come together?

What to expect when all the AfCFTA Pieces have come together?

11 Dec 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement may be in force since 30 May 2019, but this project is still work in progress. What remains outstanding? What can be expe...
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The ABC of the AfCFTA – as it stands

The ABC of the AfCFTA – as it stands

11 Dec 20  Blog
Trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to begin. It has been decided to start implementing aspects of the AfCFTA on 1 January 2021, though certain matt...
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