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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Aug 17  News
Today, by video conference: 3rd meeting of the CFTA TWGs, dedicated session on Annex A – Trade in Goods tralac Discussion: The final Trade Remedy arrangement of the Tripartite F...
The final Trade Remedy Arrangement of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

The final Trade Remedy Arrangement of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

10 Aug 17  Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement provides for interim as well as final Trade Remedies (TR) provisions. This was necessary because the Annex and the Guidelines o...
The final Trade Remedy Arrangement of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

The final Trade Remedy Arrangement of the Tripartite Free Trade Area

10 Aug 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the recent conclusion of the TFTA legal arrangements on Trade Remedies* The final legal arrangement for Trade Remedies (TRs) in the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 17  News
Updates on African air traffic, cargo (IATA) African airlines’ traffic soared 9.9% in June. Capacity rose 7.1%, and load factor jumped 1.7 percentage points to 64.3%, although ...
Official: African states to meet deadline to establish trading bloc

Official: African states to meet deadline to establish trading bloc

07 Aug 17  News
African states are expected to meet the October deadline to establish the continent’s largest trading bloc by the end of 2017, an official said on Sunday. Common Market for East...
Industrialization in Africa

Industrialization in Africa

21 Jul 17  News
Brexit, now in full remorse, has been a test of the place of regional economic integration in the world. As right-wing populism recedes, following the tragicomic reign of Trump i...
East and Southern Africa to develop trade database

East and Southern Africa to develop trade database

19 Jul 17  News
Inadequate access to trade data has hindered free flow of goods and services in fields such as agriculture and health among countries in East and Southern African, experts say. Ho...
Madagascar signs Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

Madagascar signs Tripartite Free Trade Agreement

19 Jul 17  News
The Republic of Madagascar has become the 20th country to sign the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement. The agreement brings together three regional economic communities – COMESA, E...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 17  News
Featured infographic: Visualizing trade flows among G20 nations Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade Lily Sommer, Heini Suominen, David Luke: Aid fo...
The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

The Tripartite Free Trade Area – a breakthrough in July 2017 as South Africa signs the Tripartite Agreement

10 Jul 17  News
The ministerial meeting of 7 July 2017 in Kampala injected fresh momentum into the tripartite negotiations to create a free trade area covering half of Africa. South Africa signed...
Modelling the economic impact of the Tripartite FTA: Its implications for the economic geography of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa

Modelling the economic impact of the Tripartite FTA: Its implications for the economic geography of Southern, Eastern and Northern Africa

10 Jul 17  News
This study evaluates the economic impact of the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on consumption, industrial production, and trade, across the 26 African countries. The st...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jul 17  News
Diarise: Southern Africa Civil Society Forum (13-17 August, Johannesburg); China-Africa Investment Forum (27-28 November, Marrakesh) UNCTAD SG Mukhisa Kituyi confirmed for a secon...
Regional ministers meet in Kampala over free trade area

Regional ministers meet in Kampala over free trade area

07 Jul 17  News
Ministers from 26 African countries are meeting in Kampala today (Friday, 7 July) in another attempt to see through overdue negotiations on a larger free trade area covering three ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

03 Jul 17  Publications
Regional integration continues to enjoy strong political support in Africa. But the winds of change blowing in the global economy are being felt on the continent too. It is clear t...
Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

Cape-to-Cairo free trade area closer

23 Jun 17  News
The East African Community is getting closer to a deal on tariff offers with Egypt and the South African Customs Union (SACU) that would allow the bloc to ratify the Tripartite Fre...
Intellectual property governance in Africa

Intellectual property governance in Africa

22 Jun 17  Publications
Intellectual property (IP) matters – which generally cover patents, copyrights and related matters, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications (GIs), utility models...
Investment policy reforms in Africa: How can they be synchronised?

Investment policy reforms in Africa: How can they be synchronised?

21 Jun 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discusses how investment policy reforms in Africa can best be harmonised in order to avoid undesirable fragmentation and overlaps of investment...
Integrate Africa: a multidimensional perspective

Integrate Africa: a multidimensional perspective

01 Jun 17  News
Regional integration serves as an essential conduit for overcoming barriers and harnessing complementarities across countries. It enables sharing of resources and assets among coun...
When will FTAs justify optimistic Expectations about African Integration?

When will FTAs justify optimistic Expectations about African Integration?

24 May 17  Publications
The public debate about what the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will bring about portrays an optimistic picture. Many commentators cla...
Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Department Budget Vote 2017/18

Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Department Budget Vote 2017/18

24 May 17  News
dti Budget Vote Address delivered by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, in the National Assembly, 23 May 2017 In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this ...

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