Tag: Trade in services

Services Are the New Economy

Services Are the New Economy

26 Oct 19  Blog
As the digitalisation of the global economy progresses, the value size of the services economy relative to the ‘real’ economy is steadily rising. Before computers and the inter...
Creating a Single African Market on Trade in Services: Negotiating the Schedules of Specific Commitments under the Protocol on Trade in Services

Creating a Single African Market on Trade in Services: Negotiating the Schedules of Specific Commitments under the Protocol on Trade in Services

26 Oct 19  Blog
Introduction The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an economic game-changer for Africa. A major aim of this ambitious effort is the expansion of intra-African trade ...
AfCFTA Trade in Services – A general guide and issues for negotiations on Mutual Recognition Agreements

AfCFTA Trade in Services – A general guide and issues for negotiations on Mutual Recognition Agreements

26 Oct 19  Blog
Business services sector, which include professional services, has been prioritised under the ongoing negotiations on schedules of specific commitments in the context of the Africa...
The AfCFTA Approach to Mutual Recognition

The AfCFTA Approach to Mutual Recognition

26 Oct 19  Blog
For the liberalization of trade service to materialize to the extent that service suppliers can reap the associated benefits in the sectors recognized under the AfCFTA, there shoul...
Cooperation on financial regulation under the AfCFTA: Where should member-states focus their efforts?

Cooperation on financial regulation under the AfCFTA: Where should member-states focus their efforts?

26 Oct 19  Blog
The Modalities and Guidelines adopted for services sector negotiations under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are unlikely to lead to significant increases in finan...
What is the AfCFTA Approach to the Regulation of Trade in Services?

What is the AfCFTA Approach to the Regulation of Trade in Services?

26 Oct 19  Blog
The AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services is a first endeavour to liberalize intra-African trade in services. For several States the task at hand is a novel one.  It involves d...
Financial sector trade

Financial sector trade

24 Oct 19  Infographics
Regulatory heterogeneity is a major barrier to cross-border expansion across all modes of delivery for financial services businesses. Even when regulatory regimes are open to forei...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Sep 19  News
Underway, in Moscow: VI BRICS International Competition Conference Diarise: The JSE SA Trade Connect (22-23 October, Johannesburg) AfCFTA updates from Cape Town, Nairobi, Kinsha...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Sep 19  News
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is org...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Sep 19  News
The Third Ordinary Session of the AU’s STC on Communication and ICT starts in Addis Ababa on Monday. Profiled event document: The draft digital transformation strategy for Africa...
AU AfCFTA Trade in Services Signalling Conference – Cape Town, 2-3 September 2019

AU AfCFTA Trade in Services Signalling Conference – Cape Town, 2-3 September 2019

12 Sep 19  Event
tralac participated in the African Union’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Trade in Services Signalling Conference, 2-3 September 2019 The Conference, supported by ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Sep 19  News
The following African trade policy events began today: The African Union’s AfCFTA trade in services signalling conference (Cape Town) The UNECA’s ad-hoc expert group meeting ...
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...
Trade Facilitation: towards a practical agenda for southern Africa – Cape Town, 25 July 2019

Trade Facilitation: towards a practical agenda for southern Africa – Cape Town, 25 July 2019

05 Aug 19  Event
On 25 July, tralac and USAID hosted a workshop on trade facilitation in southern Africa. Participants were from civil society, government and the private sector. Discussions were ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Aug 19  News
Diarise: tralac’s Certificate Course on International Trade Law and Policy for Africa’s Development (starting 23 September): Applications close on 9 August East Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 19  News
Diarise: 4th Africa Fintech Summit (21 November, Addis Ababa) Digging beneath the surface: an exploration of the net benefits of mining in Southern Africa (World Bank) Many ex-mi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 19  News
Paul Brenton, Ian Gillson, Pierre Sauvé:  Economic diversification - why trade matters (Trade for Development News) Services trade policies can spur diversification through ...
AfCFTA: What next for services trade?

AfCFTA: What next for services trade?

17 May 19  Blog
Now that the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has a firm date for entry into force, we must turn our minds to the operational phase of the Af...
What is still required for a complete AfCFTA Deal?

What is still required for a complete AfCFTA Deal?

17 May 19  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) Agreement promises an ambitious new continent-wide trade arrangement for Africa. The Preamble says there will be “clear, transparent, ...
Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum

Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum

15 May 19  Event
The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the ECOWAS Commission and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a Capacity Building Wor...