Themes

African regional integration

African regional integration

tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facing countries in the east and southern Africa region today. Work in this area examines the challenges and opportunities associated with Africa’s current regional integration agenda and quest to boost intra-African trade; issues related to the negotiation, design, architecture, and implementation of the TFTA and CFTA; why rules-based governance matters for African trade and integration; and the need to shape a new African integration paradigm that effectively addresses the practical realities of trade, investment, production networks, and integration in the 21st century global economy.

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What does the Adoption of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement signify?
Trudi Hartzenberg, tralac Executive Director, and Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discuss the significance of the launch of the AfCFTA
Trudi Hartzenberg and Gerhard Erasmus - 29 Mar 2018
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the private sector
Camille Andriamahatana, tralac intern, and Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, discuss the importance of engagement with the private sector in successfully implementing the AfCFTA
Camille Andriamahatana and Talkmore Chidede - 29 Mar 2018
How will the AfCFTA be established and its Legal Instruments be implemented?
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the legal arrangements for the establishment of the AfCFTA
Gerhard Erasmus - 22 Mar 2018
How will the AfCFTA co-exist with other African Trade Arrangements?
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses the relationship between the AfCFTA and the existing regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa’s trade and integration plans
Gerhard Erasmus - 22 Mar 2018
Launching the AfCFTA: Getting the Politics and the Expectations right
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the signing of the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA at an Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Kigali on 21 March 2018
Gerhard Erasmus - 22 Mar 2018
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and non-tariff barriers (NTBs)
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses how the AfCFTA can help address the challenge of non-tariff barriers faced by African traders
Willemien Viljoen - 22 Mar 2018

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