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Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

Movement of Service Providers in the EAC: Legal Analysis

10 Nov 16  Publications
The East African Community (EAC) achieved a common market in 2009 when the Heads of States and Governments signed the Common Market Protocol (CMP). It became effective in July 2010...
Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

Implications of sensitive products exclusions on intra-regional trade: A case study of the East African Community

18 Aug 16  Publications
The objective of the East African Community (EAC) is to deepen the integration process within the Community through liberalisation and promotion of intra-regional trade. The E...
Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Protection Under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA): Proposals for an Intellectual Property Protocol

Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Protection Under the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA): Proposals for an Intellectual Property Protocol

20 Jul 16  Publications
The Agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) among the member states of COMESA, the EAC and SADC was signed on 10 June 2015 in Egypt during the Third Tripartite S...
One Year after its Launch: Has the Tripartite Free Trade Area been overtaken by Events?

One Year after its Launch: Has the Tripartite Free Trade Area been overtaken by Events?

23 Jun 16  Publications
The Tripartite FTA (TFTA) is often referred to in publications and in statements as if already a reality, or at least imminent. The true position is that this agreement is not in f...

State of South Africa’s import trade in textiles and clothing

19 May 16  Publications
Despite increased global competition, the textile and clothing (T&C) industry is a very strategic sector for Southern Africa that has significant forward and backward linkages ...
tralac contribution to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi)

tralac contribution to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi)

20 Apr 16  News
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) was invited to contribute to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi); which took place on 19 April 2016. Trudi Hartzenberg ackn...
Towards a Continental Free Trade Area: Analysis of the status of the regional trade regimes

Towards a Continental Free Trade Area: Analysis of the status of the regional trade regimes

24 Mar 16  Publications
In June 2015, the African Union (AU) Summit adopted the negotiating guidelines and roadmap for the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. The move towa...
An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

An analysis of Kenya’s trade and economic profile

10 Dec 15  Publications
The objective of this paper is to firstly set the background for a discussion and analysis of Kenya and its merchandise trading background before presenting a more detailed analysi...
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Workshop, 23 November 2015

Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Workshop, 23 November 2015

03 Dec 15  Event
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) hosted a workshop on the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at Newlands Sun Hotel, Cape Town, on 23 November 2015. The aim of the workshop was to ex...
tralac Trade Governance and Remedies Workshop, 29 October 2015

tralac Trade Governance and Remedies Workshop, 29 October 2015

28 Oct 15  Event
On 29 October 2015, tralac hosted a workshop on the contemporary legislative and governance needs of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS) with respect to the promot...
Safeguard Measures in Multilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

Safeguard Measures in Multilateral and Regional Trade Agreements

14 Oct 15  Publications
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) is pleased to publish this book on safeguard measures in multilateral and regional trade agreements. The study, by Elenor Lissel, was completed and su...
Tripartite Agreement could boost intra-regional trade by one third

Tripartite Agreement could boost intra-regional trade by one third

09 Oct 15  News
Reflecting efforts to boost intra-regional trade and investment, 26 African countries have recently agreed to establish a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) by January 2016. The TFT...
35th SADC Summit Brochure: Advancing the regional integration agenda

35th SADC Summit Brochure: Advancing the regional integration agenda

25 Aug 15  News
This publication, prepared by SARDC for the 35th SADC Summit in Botswana on 17-18 August 2015, provides a public record of SADC activities and achievements in the past year, includ...
Intra-REC trade and overlapping membership: review of COMESA, EAC and SADC

Intra-REC trade and overlapping membership: review of COMESA, EAC and SADC

12 Aug 15  Publications
This paper analyses trade between the three Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the African Economic Community (EAC)...
The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement: Results of Phase One of the Negotiations

29 Jul 15  Publications
African economic integration is a longstanding ideal; regularly confirmed in declarations adopted at meetings of African Governments. The Abuja Treaty, for example, records many de...

Implications of the Tripartite FTA for SADC and its Member States

01 Jul 15  Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) initiative was originally launched to establish a single FTA among the Member States of COMESA, EAC and SADC. This would have brought the bene...
The Implications of the Tripartite FTA for SACU

The Implications of the Tripartite FTA for SACU

01 Jul 15  Publications
How will the recently signed Tripartite FTA change the institutional landscape for trade and regional integration in Southern and Eastern Africa? The optimism levels for the (Cape ...
The proposed Tripartite Non-tariff Barrier Elimination Mechanism: An Evaluation of Legal Texts and Practice

The proposed Tripartite Non-tariff Barrier Elimination Mechanism: An Evaluation of Legal Texts and Practice

25 Mar 15  Publications
One of the priority areas of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is the elimination of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to address the impact of these barriers on the cost of doing bus...
tralac Annual Conference 2015

tralac Annual Conference 2015

04 Mar 15  Event
tralac hosted its 2015 Annual Conference on 16 and 17 April in Lusaka, Zambia. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Towards a continental integration agenda’. Integ...
Tripartite Africa free trade zone now preparing for launch in May

Tripartite Africa free trade zone now preparing for launch in May

25 Feb 15  News
Negotiations have been finalized in preparation for the launch of Africa’s largest free trade area in May, officials said on Tuesday. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern ...

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