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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...
How do the Southern African RECs compare as Rules-based Arrangements?

How do the Southern African RECs compare as Rules-based Arrangements?

20 Jul 16  Publications
During the week of 4 to 11 July 2016 tralac hosted a training workshop for the COMESA Court of Justice. It was a very worthwhile experience in terms of offering an opportunity to t...
Addressing corruption in Africa with the right focus

Addressing corruption in Africa with the right focus

28 Apr 16  News
Governance and corruption are controversial issues of great significance for sustainable development. Fostering structural transformation requires more than a national policy and ...
tralac contribution to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi)

tralac contribution to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi)

20 Apr 16  News
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) was invited to contribute to the Inquiry on the UK’s Africa Free Trade Initiative (AFTi); which took place on 19 April 2016. Trudi Hartzenberg ackn...
tralac in the news ~ Regional Courts entrenching rules-based governance in trade integration

tralac in the news ~ Regional Courts entrenching rules-based governance in trade integration

13 Apr 16  News
Regional courts are increasingly becoming important in entrenching rules-based governance for regional trade and integration and ensuring the protection of private party rights. D...
Mbeki panel ramps up war against illicit financial flows

Mbeki panel ramps up war against illicit financial flows

06 Apr 16  News
Tax evasion by multinational companies, drug trafficking, smuggling, bribery and embezzlement are the main conduits On matters pertaining to Africa’s socioeconomic and political...
African Governance Report IV: Rethinking how we measure corruption

African Governance Report IV: Rethinking how we measure corruption

04 Apr 16  News
Since the 1990s, perception-based measures have been influential in determining levels of corruption on the continent. The fourth Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) African Gover...

Revised RISDP: A New Growth Path for SADC’s Industrial Development?

02 Mar 16  Publications
In April 2015, the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) adopted the Revised Regional Indicative Strategi...
tralac Annual Conference 2016

tralac Annual Conference 2016

29 Feb 16  Event
Towards rules-based governance in African trade and integration tralac hosted its Annual Conference on 7 and 8 April 2016 in Swakopmund, Namibia. Continuing tralac’s commitment ...
The AGOA Saga in a Trade Governance Context

The AGOA Saga in a Trade Governance Context

10 Feb 16  Publications
The facts pertaining to the recent difficulties between the United States and South Africa about the latter’s continued enjoyment of the trade preferences of the African Growth a...
Review of trade and trade-related issues in 2015

Review of trade and trade-related issues in 2015

13 Jan 16  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, provides a review of key trade-related developments in 2015 The past year has seen a number of important developments in trade and trade-related...
tralac at the Trade and Development Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya: 15 December 2015

tralac at the Trade and Development Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya: 15 December 2015

10 Dec 15  Event
tralac participated in the Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in partnership with the...
Declaration and Action Plan of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Declaration and Action Plan of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

07 Dec 15  News
Johannesburg Declaration (Combined Version of Africa and China) We, the Heads of State, Government and Delegations of the People’s Republic of China and 50 African countr...
The Commonwealth Launches Trade Review Report

The Commonwealth Launches Trade Review Report

26 Nov 15  Discussion
Brian Mureverwi, tralac intern, comments on the launch of a new flagship trade report from The Commonwealth Secretariat The Commonwealth Secretariat is launching its inaugural Tra...
tralac Trade Governance and Remedies Workshop, 29 October 2015

tralac Trade Governance and Remedies Workshop, 29 October 2015

28 Oct 15  Event
On 29 October 2015, tralac hosted a workshop on the contemporary legislative and governance needs of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS) with respect to the promot...
Investment Protection Agreements: The Implications of South African Policy and Legislative Changes

Investment Protection Agreements: The Implications of South African Policy and Legislative Changes

15 Oct 15  Publications
International agreements on the promotion and protection of foreign investment do not guarantee investments; nor the right kind. They do, however, play an important role as part of...
The Polytol judgment of the COMESA Court of Justice: Implications for rules-based regional integration

The Polytol judgment of the COMESA Court of Justice: Implications for rules-based regional integration

01 Jul 15  Publications
The judgment by the First Instance Division of the COMESA Court of Justice in Polytol Paints & Adhesives Manufacturers Co. Ltd (Applicant) versus The Republic of Mauritius...
Shaping a 21st Century Trade Integration Agenda for Africa

Shaping a 21st Century Trade Integration Agenda for Africa

11 Aug 14  Publications
The SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government takes place this week (17-18 August 2014). This occasion presents an important opportunity for decisive deliberations on an integra...
SA must integrate with global economic system, says Gordhan

SA must integrate with global economic system, says Gordhan

17 Apr 14  News
South Africa is not an island, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday, and economic growth and development depends on the extent to which the country is integrated with ...
Polytol Paints v Mauritius: Evidence of the existence and direct effect of community law in COMESA?

Polytol Paints v Mauritius: Evidence of the existence and direct effect of community law in COMESA?

29 Jan 14  Publications
In a landmark case involving Polytol Paints and Mauritius, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Court of Justice First Instance Division made a ruling that su...

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