Tag: Trade regulation

Road Transport Regulatory Challenges in ESA Region: Progress Review of the Tripartite FTA and the Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme

Road Transport Regulatory Challenges in ESA Region: Progress Review of the Tripartite FTA and the Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme

31 Mar 21  Publications
Cross-border road transport faces numerous barriers which impede seamless and efficient movements and trade flows. Many of the barriers can be directly linked to the fragmentation ...
Import Restrictions: Namibian Court clarifies Rights of Private Parties

Import Restrictions: Namibian Court clarifies Rights of Private Parties

28 Mar 21  Publications
State Parties’ trade-related rights and obligations are derived from international agreements. Governments’ implementation of trade agreements involves domestic measures taken ...
The new Rules of Origin in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): what has been agreed, what remains outstanding

The new Rules of Origin in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): what has been agreed, what remains outstanding

24 Mar 21  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an ambitious undertaking that brings together 1.3 billion people in 55 African countries to create the world’s largest free tr...
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17 Mar 21  News
Country focus South African logistics industry battles to regain momentum (Sea News) While there has been a slight uptick in domestic and international cargo traffic in recent we...
How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

17 Mar 21  Blog
The importance of the digital economy in the 21st Century cannot be overstated. From a means of improving information dissemination, to a vehicle for electronic commerce, to a faci...
African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Comparative analysis of tariff offers

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Comparative analysis of tariff offers

15 Mar 21  Infographics
36 countries have deposited their instruments of ratification of the AfCFTA; 41 countries have submitted their schedules of tariff concessions. The tariff offers available are thos...
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...