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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 ...
Towards the Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities for South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan priority sectors in the Kenyan market

Towards the Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities for South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan priority sectors in the Kenyan market

18 May 17  Publications
Since the launch of the tripartite free trade area (TFTA) negotiations between the member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Com...
EAC puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

EAC puts off ratification of tripartite trade deal

02 May 17  News
The East African Community (EAC) has postponed ratification of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) from March to December this year, after failing to agree on the contentiou...
The relation between the Tripartite FTA and the Continental FTA

The relation between the Tripartite FTA and the Continental FTA

12 Apr 17  News
This article is based on the forthcoming publication by Francis Mangeni and Calestous Juma, entitled Emergent Africa – the Evolution of Regional Integration, Cambridge Unive...
COMESA Director of Trade and Customs Dr Francis Mangeni: Trade opportunities between Mauritius and Zambia

COMESA Director of Trade and Customs Dr Francis Mangeni: Trade opportunities between Mauritius and Zambia

11 Apr 17  News
Keynote speech by Dr. Francis Mangeni, COMESA Director of Trade and Customs, at the Enterprise Mauritius’ Buyer-Sellers Forum of 23-24 March 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in...
The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

05 Apr 17  Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is not, like the regional economic communities (RECs), a legal person. It is a sui generis framework agreement for promoting trade in goods am...
Africa must trade itself out of poverty

Africa must trade itself out of poverty

15 Mar 17  News
Africa must grab this century... It’s ours for the taking This century is Africa’s to own, or to lose. Economic transformation is occurring across the continent, from Maurit...
SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration endorses the SADC Industrialisation Action Plan

SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration endorses the SADC Industrialisation Action Plan

13 Mar 17  News
The 18th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Task Force on Regional Economic Integration was held in Ezulwini, Swaziland on the 11 March, 2017. The meeting considered the Costed ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Feb 17  News
TFTA update: Egypt’s cabinet approves COMESA, EAC, SADC free trade agreement Tinashe Kapuya: ‘US-Africa trade and investment relations: what can we expect from a Trump Adminis...

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