Tag: Trade regulation

The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

04 Jan 21  Blog
The legal systems of African countries reflect their history, colonial heritages, customary and other norms. The differences are also evident in the area of international contracts...
Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

21 Dec 20  Publications
Road transport plays a critical role in facilitating trade and enhancing regional integration in Africa, and it is an indispensable input to international economic cooperation and ...
The African Continental Free Trade Area according to its Legal Instruments

The African Continental Free Trade Area according to its Legal Instruments

21 Dec 20  Publications
The conclusion of a trade agreement does not guarantee new trade flows. For that to happen, the reasons why trade between certain countries is at low levels must be addressed. Effe...
2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

21 Dec 20  Publications
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) was established through an Act of Parliament, the International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act No. 71 of 2002), which ...
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07 Dec 20  News
AfCFTA updates Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading African Union Heads of State and Government have ...
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30 Nov 20  News
National South African Retailers Turn From China to Source Local Clothes (Bloomberg Quint) South African retailers including The Foschini Group Ltd. and Woolworths Holdings Ltd. ...
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...
South Africa’s PPE shortage – what can we learn?

South Africa’s PPE shortage – what can we learn?

14 Oct 20  Blog
Within the first week of South Africa’s lock down in response to the Covid-19 crisis, at the end of March, health care professionals were warning that locally available supplies ...
National and regional perspectives and responses on the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border trade and Customs border management – what are we learning?

National and regional perspectives and responses on the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border trade and Customs border management – what are we learning?

12 Oct 20  Blog
What began as a worldwide health crisis, turned out to be a global economic shock of unimaginable effects on cross-border trade for travellers, traders, transporters, and policy-ma...
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24 Sep 20  News
National news Manufacturing tipping point could be pushed back by innovation and tech – De Ruyter (Engineering News) Addressing the Manufacturing Circle annual general meeting ...
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14 Sep 20  News
National news Namibia records N$3.5 billion deficit for July (New Era) In July 2020, Namibia recorded a trade deficit of N$3.5 billion, after the country’s exports stood at N$5...
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...
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01 Sep 20  News
National news New ‘single channel’ service created to help resolve barriers to South African exports (Engineering News) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTI...
New support system is key in addressing SA’s export barriers

New support system is key in addressing SA’s export barriers

01 Sep 20  News
The South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has launched the Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism (EBMM) that will put South Africa in a strong posit...
The costs of driving smoking underground

The costs of driving smoking underground

24 Jul 20  Blog
It is not surprising that the total ban on cigarette sales in South Africa, under COVID-19 lockdown regulations, has generated a thriving black market. This impact of banning sale ...
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23 Jul 20  News
The 10th BRICS Trade Ministers Meeting takes place today. On the agenda: responses to the corona virus outbreak, the strategy for BRICS Economic Partnership 2025, the Multilateral ...
EAC Partner States adopt import duty measures to boost local production amidst COVID-19 pandemic

EAC Partner States adopt import duty measures to boost local production amidst COVID-19 pandemic

23 Jul 20  News
EAC Partner States, i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, have adopted various measures on EAC Common External Tariff (CET) with the aim of boosting local production in...
South Africa’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

South Africa’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

03 Jul 20  News
Since midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020, South Africa has been in lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa first addressed the nation on COVID-19 on 15 March, declaring a national st...
Use of Electronic Certificates of Origin now and beyond COVID-19 in intra-African Trade

Use of Electronic Certificates of Origin now and beyond COVID-19 in intra-African Trade

29 Jun 20  Blog
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, it continues to restrain free movement of people, goods and services across African borders to unprecedented levels. Countries find themselves co...
Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

19 Jun 20  News
Thanks to the European Union's successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019. The high number of new restrictions that hinder EU ...