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The AfCFTA’s Institutions are vital for effective Implementation

The AfCFTA’s Institutions are vital for effective Implementation

28 Jul 20  Blog
When all the outstanding negotiations are complete, implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) obligations will be the responsibility of individual Sta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jul 20  News
Diarise: South Africa’s June 2020 merchandise trade statistics will be released on Friday. ABSA forecasts a merchandise trade surplus “due to a combination of weak domestic dem...
AUC, Afreximbank, Afrochampions and UNECA Joint Communiqué on the Need for A Holistic and Coordinated Trade and Investment Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

AUC, Afreximbank, Afrochampions and UNECA Joint Communiqué on the Need for A Holistic and Coordinated Trade and Investment Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

18 Apr 20  News
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that is both unprecedented and with many ramifications. The Pandemic poses significant health and social risks to the entire globe. In...
Africa’s Response to COVID-19: Key Messages for IMF and WBG Meetings

Africa’s Response to COVID-19: Key Messages for IMF and WBG Meetings

14 Apr 20  News
COVID-19 is a global crisis affecting the whole world. As the days go by the impact of the crisis becomes more visible and more general. Though hit later, Africa is already facin...
Domestic Courts and Customs Governance: Time for urgent Reform?

Domestic Courts and Customs Governance: Time for urgent Reform?

19 Jan 20  Publications
Mis-invoicing in trade is a massive problem in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa. Trade mis-invoicing occurs when companies or individuals falsify the prices of goods on import...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Nov 19  News
Trade and trade diversion effects of US tariffs on China (UNCTAD)  Tariffs imposed by the US on China are economically hurting both countries, UNCTAD warned in a paper relea...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 19  News
WBG/IMF Annual Meetings: selected updates The Broadband for All Working Group: Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100bn price tag Intergovernmenta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Sep 19  News
David Luke, Phil Rourke: Canada, Africa and the inclusive trade agenda  (Canadian Foreign Policy Journal) Canada's inclusive trade agenda has been put forward as part of the ...
Implementing Trade Agreements: The Role of National Institutions and Administrative Law

Implementing Trade Agreements: The Role of National Institutions and Administrative Law

13 Sep 19  Blog
Trade and regional integration agreements must be implemented by the State Parties in order to make a difference. Who performs this function and what is the legal basis for the dom...
The Bretton Woods System at 75

The Bretton Woods System at 75

13 Sep 19  Blog
Seventy five years ago, in July 1944, while World War II was still raging, delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in the United States, for ...
The Institutions of the African Continental Free Trade Area

The Institutions of the African Continental Free Trade Area

13 Sep 19  Blog
Free Trade Areas (FTAs) need institutions to oversee, promote and monitor the implementation of obligations by the State Parties. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCF...
South Africa withdraws its Signature from the Decision to abolish the SADC Tribunal

South Africa withdraws its Signature from the Decision to abolish the SADC Tribunal

13 Sep 19  Blog
Changes to institutional arrangements can happen in unexpected ways and as a result of governments’ new policies. The correct procedure is to follow the formal procedures for ado...
What is happening to the WTO?

What is happening to the WTO?

13 Sep 19  Blog
Freedom of trade and equal market access were central to the plans for reconstructing the post World War II international order. International peace had to be secured through, amon...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Sep 19  News
Rethinking the International Trade Architecture: address by WTO’s DDG Alan Wolff at the Institute for International Trade, Adelaide The topic of our conference is “Rethinking ...
Trade in Services under the AfCFTA and domestic Regulation

Trade in Services under the AfCFTA and domestic Regulation

30 Aug 19  Publications
When the Protocol on Trade in Services of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) enters into force (which is expected to happen in the not too distant future), an importa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Aug 19  News
Victor Harison, Mario Pezzini: Firms must drive Africa’s transformation (Project Syndicate) But if the AfCFTA is to fulfill its promise, African firms will need to prepare for a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Aug 19  News
A tralac Guide to this weekend’s G7 Summit, next week’s TICAD7 The G7 starts tomorrow, concluding on Sunday: selected previews A Japan Times preview: Leaders from the Gr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jul 19  News
The future of work in Africa: Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for all (World Bank) This companion report to the World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 19  News
tralac’s Message on Mandela Day 2019: Good Governance and the State Mandela Day serves to remind and inspire us to strive for social justice. This is the complex and multi-facet...
tralac’s Message on Mandela Day 2019: Good Governance and the State

tralac’s Message on Mandela Day 2019: Good Governance and the State

18 Jul 19  Blog
Mandela Day serves to remind and inspire us to strive for social justice. This is the complex and multi-faceted challenge to adopt policies and strategies for addressing poverty an...

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