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Tag: Trade governance

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

11 Jan 17  News
2017 holds promise for Africa. Despite the troubles of 2016 – political turmoil in the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continuing violence in South Sudan and Nig...
What the world thinks about trade after Brexit

What the world thinks about trade after Brexit

11 Jan 17  News
If the U.K. is to make a success of Brexit as Prime Minister Theresa May vows, it’s going to have to strike a string of trade deals with partners around the globe. Whether it ca...
Transfer pricing and developing economies: A handbook for policy makers and practitioners

Transfer pricing and developing economies: A handbook for policy makers and practitioners

10 Jan 17  News
In today’s globalized world, a corporation might have a retail store in one country, a factory in another, and financial services provider in yet a third. Corporate interconnecte...
Reconnecting with the Commonwealth: the UK’s free trade opportunities

Reconnecting with the Commonwealth: the UK’s free trade opportunities

10 Jan 17  News
Brexit offers the UK an opportunity to pursue an independent, worldwide trade liberalisation and tariff elimination agenda – ushering in a return to its free trading principles. ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Jan 17  News
Featured tweet, ‏@AUTradeIndustry: CFTA Planning retreat from 2-7 January 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya African integration: facing up to emerging challenges (ICTSD) This paper exami...
Trade law and regulation

Trade law and regulation

04 Jan 17  Themes
The development of rules-based governance for regional trade and integration in Africa has become an important focus area for tralac. Trade agreements, accompanied by the necessary...
Global trade governance

Global trade governance

04 Jan 17  Themes
International trade and the global economy have undergone significant changes in recent years as a result of improved technology, a shift towards trade in services, and increasing ...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
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 facin...
Trade policy review for 2016: is there a trump card?

Trade policy review for 2016: is there a trump card?

15 Dec 16  Publications
Several key events took place during 2016 that may collectively result in a turning point for trade liberalisation around the globe. South Africa, and perhaps more importantly Afri...
The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

The EPA story and Implications of Brexit

15 Dec 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the implication of Brexit on the overall t...
While South Africa slept: why is it not an Asian economy? Part One

While South Africa slept: why is it not an Asian economy? Part One

01 Dec 16  Discussion
The key points In this Discussion*, Ron Sandrey, tralac Associate, comments on South Africa’s failure to move forward from its strong industrial base and large pool of cheap lab...
National laws in need of speedy approximation to regional legislation – EALA says

National laws in need of speedy approximation to regional legislation – EALA says

24 Nov 16  News
Regional legislators now want Partner States to speedily undertake harmonization and approximation of laws in line with those of the Community saying that delays affect the speed w...
Is doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa becoming more challenging?

Is doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa becoming more challenging?

10 Nov 16  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on sub-Saharan Africa’s performance in the 2017 Doing Business Report At the end of October 2016 the World Bank released their lat...
How to forge a better SACU? Not by following the News Headlines

How to forge a better SACU? Not by following the News Headlines

02 Nov 16  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, discusses the need for reform in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) The news of the day tends to shape the news of the day. South Africa...
Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

Subsidiarity: Should it be included as a guideline for the CFTA Negotiations?

27 Oct 16  Publications
Africa’s integration agenda has always been an ambitious one. The typical approach is to target trade in goods and for the Member States to determine, in advance, the timelines f...
A Hollowing Out: Disjunctive Policy in South Africa and Implications for the Trade Agenda

A Hollowing Out: Disjunctive Policy in South Africa and Implications for the Trade Agenda

27 Oct 16  Publications
South Africa’s approach to the future of trade negotiations can be expected to be informed by leading documents such as the National Development Plan (NDP) and recent Industrial ...
Governance Implications of South Africa’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

Governance Implications of South Africa’s Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

27 Oct 16  Publications
Media reports described South Africa’s recently announced withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as showing “startling disregard for justice from a country long...
What negotiating modalities should be adopted to achieve CFTA objectives?

What negotiating modalities should be adopted to achieve CFTA objectives?

28 Sep 16  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses how CFTA objectives supported by modalities and guiding principles should inform the development of negotiating texts on trade in services ...
Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal

Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal

30 Aug 16  News
Statement of the Coalition for an Effective SADC Tribunal on Reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal (with access to individuals), addressed to the SADC member states, 17 August 2016 O...
When History and Governance Confusion undermine Trade Certainty: The 1964 Trade Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe

When History and Governance Confusion undermine Trade Certainty: The 1964 Trade Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe

24 Aug 16  Publications
Legal certainty is essential for the functioning of FTAs. Compliance with the WTO rules is important to protect the rights of all parties in the multilateral system; including...

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