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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Oct 22  News
Local news Perseverance and Resilience Will Help SA Companies Break into French Market – SA Ambassador Seokolo (the dtic) The South African Ambassador to France, Mr Tebogo Seok...
Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference – Geneva: Resource page

Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference – Geneva: Resource page

13 Jun 22  News
WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12 WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multila...
Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

Entry into force of the SADC Protocol on Trade in Services: What Does it Mean for Road Transport in the region?

31 May 22  Publications
The road transport landscape in Southern African Development Community (SADC) is shaped by a combination of the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (SADC PTC...
Trade in Services Negotiations Update

Trade in Services Negotiations Update

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022. ...
Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

07 Mar 22  Blog
This question is being asked in the context of national preparations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) trade in services negotiations. In principle, all African ...
tralac Webinar: The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services is in force

tralac Webinar: The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services is in force

24 Feb 22  Event
The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services is in force Implications for services trade and services suppliers This webinar took a look at the entry into force of the Southern ...
The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services enters into force – what is in it for services trade and for services suppliers?

The SADC Protocol on Trade in Services enters into force – what is in it for services trade and for services suppliers?

15 Feb 22  Publications
The Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed to liberalise trade in the service sectors in efforts to enhance regional integration and the creation...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

01 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Trade Statistics for December 2021 (South African Revenue Service) SARS has released trade statistics for December 2021 recording a preliminary trade ba...
Realising the One African Services Market through the AfCFTA

Realising the One African Services Market through the AfCFTA

31 May 21  Publications
Start of trade under the preferential terms of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was announced on 1 January 2021, whilst negotiations to finalise outstanding issues ...
Services Trade Restrictiveness and Services Trade: Making Sense of Inter-Decade Movements

Services Trade Restrictiveness and Services Trade: Making Sense of Inter-Decade Movements

28 May 21  Publications
This paper investigates movements in services trade restrictions and their impacts on services trade over an eight-year period (2008-2016). It utilises the latest, most globally in...
The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

23 Mar 21  Blog
The market for investors is an increasingly competitive one. Investors are better informed about conditions in host countries. Companies seeking to expand their global presence wil...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Mar 21  News
Country focus State ponders issuing SI over AfCFTA trading (Daily Mail Zambia) Government will soon issue a statutory instrument (SI) under the Customs and Excise Act to pav...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Mar 21  News
Country focus Container shortage in South Africa (Fruitnet) Almost exactly one year after major disruptions to exports through the port of Cape Town, and other ports in the count...
Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?

Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?

15 Oct 20  Publications
Services are vital for economic growth. The services sector is the most rapidly growing segment of the world economy. It adds significant value to manufacturing and agricultural pr...
Industrial development – the importance of services, regulation and good governance

Industrial development – the importance of services, regulation and good governance

06 Sep 20  Blog
Services, appropriate regulation and good governance are critical in industrial, and broader economic development. Services play a very significant role in Africa’s economic deve...
Brexit – Some Implications for Financial Services

Brexit – Some Implications for Financial Services

30 Jul 20  Blog
Most discussions surrounding trade tend to focus on the trade of goods. Physical items, whether primary or manufactured products, are inherently tradeable. Services, restricted as ...
COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

29 Jun 20  News
The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, inc...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

02 Jun 20  News
COVID-19 and trade in SSA: impacts and policy response (World Bank) Measures taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 have led to a sharp contraction of the global economy and an e...
SADC embracing electronic Certificate of Origin

SADC embracing electronic Certificate of Origin

11 May 20  News
The review of the SADC revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) and subsequent approval by the Head of States and Government in August 2015 created new d...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

08 May 20  News
ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies (ECA) African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and ...

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