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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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses how the AfCFTA can contribute towards the realisation of the United Nations’ post-2015 sustainable development goals
Willemien Viljoen - 23 Feb 2018
Are Trade Remedies important for achieving the AfCFTA Goals?
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on trade remedies in the African Continental Free Trade Area
Gerhard Erasmus - 23 Feb 2018
The AfCFTA: It’s not just about the tariffs
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Coordinator (Trade in services & regulation), discusses potential welfare gains and non-tariff barriers (NTBs) within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area
Ashly Hope - 14 Feb 2018
The SADC Tribunal Saga continues before the South African Courts
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the High Court hearing into the continued suspension of the SADC Tribunal and implications for rules-based integration and trade in the region
Gerhard Erasmus - 7 Feb 2018
A Letter to Mr. Ramaphosa: South Africa in Africa
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, and Trudi Hartzenberg, tralac Executive Director, discuss the future of South African economic policy under the leadership of ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa
Gerhard Erasmus and Trudi Hartzenberg - 2 Feb 2018
The 30th AU Summit adopts decisions key to advancing Africa’s economic integration agenda
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, highlights key outcomes from the just-concluded 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa
Talkmore Chidede - 1 Feb 2018

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