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10 Oct 2017 News
Featured tweet, @WTODGAZEVEDO: Informal WTO ministerial gathering in Marrakesh just finished. Encouraged by the political support and focused discussions as we approach MC11. In Pretoria: DTI calls for resolution on outstanding...

Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

10 Oct 2017 News
Mauritius has signed the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement. This brings the total to 21 out of 26 countries that have signed the regional trade framework. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and...
Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

Talkmore Chidede - 25 Aug 2017 Discussions

Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses the key outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit, held on the theme ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional value-chains’

On 19th and 20th August 2017, the heads of state and government (HOSG) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) convened in Pretoria, South Africa, for the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit. The Ordinary SADC Summit was preceded by a series of meetings by SADC Standing Committee of Senior Officials (10th – 13th August), SADC Finance Committee (12th August), SADC Council of Ministers (15th – 16th August) and SADC Double Troika (18th August). There were also several multi-stakeholder workshops / conferences / exhibitions that took place in preparation for the Summit including the Industrialisation Week from July 31st to August 4th, held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Summit is an institution established by the 1992 Treaty Establishing the SADC (SADC Treaty) as the supreme policy-making institution of the region, ‘responsible for the overall policy direction and control of the functions of SADC’ (Article 10.2 of the SADC Treaty). It is made

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