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Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

Official launch of the Tripartite Transport & Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP)

26 Oct 17  News
The high ratio of landlocked countries, the long distances to gateway ports, the lack of an integrated and liberalised road transport market in the East and Southern African region...
Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

Trade liberalization without enhanced production is a recipe for disaster

23 Oct 17  News
Speaking at the official opening of the Ad-hoc Expert Group Meeting (AEGM) on 23 October 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) regional director for S...
Investment policy landscape of the African Regional Economic Communities, Tripartite Free Trade Area and Continental Free Trade Area

Investment policy landscape of the African Regional Economic Communities, Tripartite Free Trade Area and Continental Free Trade Area

18 Oct 17  Publications
African countries, under the auspices of the African Union, are negotiating the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) which is expected to be launched in December 2017. The CFTA is ex...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 17  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 Pr...
Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

Tripartite FTA signatures rise to 21 as Mauritius signs

10 Oct 17  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. Minis...
Senior government officials and experts to discuss trade facilitation in Southern Africa

Senior government officials and experts to discuss trade facilitation in Southern Africa

09 Oct 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa office for Southern Africa will organize the Twenty Third Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa on the t...
Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

Outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit

25 Aug 17  Discussion
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...
Are African Trade Arrangements rediscovering Trade Remedies?

Are African Trade Arrangements rediscovering Trade Remedies?

16 Aug 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the growing interest in trade remedies as a tool to promote rules-based trade and integration in Africa There seems to be a renewed ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 17  News
NEPAD’s integration into AU structures and processes: AU issues consultancy request Dr Francis Mangeni: Customized trade remedies in Africa – the case of the COMESA-EAC-SADC T...
Customized trade remedies in Africa – the case of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

Customized trade remedies in Africa – the case of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

15 Aug 17  News
Meaning of trade remedies Trade remedies have been variously defined, for instance: “The term trade remedy measures or, simply trade remedies, generally refers to three types o...
SADC countries urged to make integration a reality

SADC countries urged to make integration a reality

15 Aug 17  News
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and SADC executive secretary Stergomena Lawrence Tax have cautioned that the Southern African Development Co...
CFTA Negotiations – the end game

CFTA Negotiations – the end game

14 Aug 17  News
At their last summit this July, the African presidents reiterated their determination to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this year, that is, by December 2017. They di...
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...
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...
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...

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