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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

Tag: Trade regulation

tralac Daily News

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22 Sep 22  News
Local news South Africa’s farm exports are an economic lifeline, with weak spots (Phys.org) The African continent remained South Africa’s largest agricultural exports market ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Sep 22  News
Local news Duty-free African imports put SA coatings sector at risk, claims Sapma (Moneyweb) South Africa’s coatings sector has warned the government that its future existence ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Sep 22  News
Local news A 10% increase in manufacturing investment could yield a 13% boost to the economy (Engineering News) A mere 10% increase in manufacturing investment in South Africa wo...
The role of Negotiating Principles in the design of the AfCFTA

The role of Negotiating Principles in the design of the AfCFTA

05 Sep 22  Blog
Since the launch of the ‘Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)’,[1] negotiations on trade liberalisation among African States have been based on a specific set of principles. When ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Sep 22  News
Local news EU warns SA scrap export ban may contravene WTO obligations (Fin24) The European Union has raised concerns over Minister Ebrahim Patel’s plans to ban the export...
Why legal Certainty and Remedies matter for African Trade and Integration

Why legal Certainty and Remedies matter for African Trade and Integration

26 Aug 22  Publications
Uncertainty is the enemy of endeavours to promote effective regional integration and trade. Business enterprises must can count on predictable outcomes when making investments and ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Aug 22  News
Local ICYMI: South Africa: Ministers are invisible bottleneck in customs duties decisions (The Africa Report) Companies seeking either relief on customs duties in the absence of ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 Aug 22  News
Local news Customs duty decision delays are hampering billions of rands in investment, says advisory (Engineering News) Consultancy XA Global Trade Advisors says billions of rand...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Aug 22  News
Local news SA negotiates settlement to clear citrus blocked in EU ports of entry (SAnews) The South African government has managed to negotiate a settlement that will see the cle...
The new EU rules for citrus imports from South Africa: Background, applicable legal texts and processes, and the dispute declared by South Africa under the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

The new EU rules for citrus imports from South Africa: Background, applicable legal texts and processes, and the dispute declared by South Africa under the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

11 Aug 22  Publications
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. The South African Citrus Growers Association (CGA) estimates that the country exported 15...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Aug 22  News
Local news Government Publishes Policy Proposals on Measures to Address Scrap Metal Theft (the dtic) Government today published draft proposals to address widespread theft o...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Aug 22  News
Local news Increased import duties will help local industry compete against dumped goods – SATMC (Engineering News) Industry association the South African Tyre Manufacturers Co...
Extended border delays a common experience at Kasumbalesa: What are the real issues and can we expect improvements?

Extended border delays a common experience at Kasumbalesa: What are the real issues and can we expect improvements?

25 Jul 22  Publications
In 2017, neighbouring countries the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia signed a bilateral trade agreement, paving the way for the formation of a joint border post committe...
Legal Aspects of the Relationship between the AfCFTA and the African Union

Legal Aspects of the Relationship between the AfCFTA and the African Union

01 Jul 22  Blog
In the public discourse about the new trade opportunities and benefits which will come about once the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, it is often as...
Trade Governance Capacity for Implementing Safeguards

Trade Governance Capacity for Implementing Safeguards

01 Jul 22  Blog
The domestic capacity of African States to implement their trade and economic integration agreements effectively and as rules-based arrangements is vital. The most obvious areas wh...
The United States anti-dumping investigation against lemon juice from South Africa: what happened, and where to now?

The United States anti-dumping investigation against lemon juice from South Africa: what happened, and where to now?

27 Jun 22  Publications
On 30 December 2021, a California-based producer of lemon juice and other related products (Ventura Coastal LLC) petitioned the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International T...
The Russia-Ukraine war has triggered the use of export restrictions on essential food supplies by some WTO members prompting food insecurity and rising food prices

The Russia-Ukraine war has triggered the use of export restrictions on essential food supplies by some WTO members prompting food insecurity and rising food prices

13 Jun 22  Publications
The conflict in Ukraine has caused a global economic and humanitarian catastrophe. The global catastrophe encompasses human suffering, loss of lives, global food price increases, f...
The Russia-Ukraine war has triggered the use of export restrictions on essential food supplies by some WTO members prompting food insecurity and rising food prices

The Russia-Ukraine war has triggered the use of export restrictions on essential food supplies by some WTO members prompting food insecurity and rising food prices

13 Jun 22  Blog
Introduction The conflict in Ukraine has caused a global economic and humanitarian catastrophe that ranges from human suffering, loss of lives, global food price increases, food s...
The U.S. anti-dumping investigation against lemon juice exports from South Africa: background, recent updates and next steps

The U.S. anti-dumping investigation against lemon juice exports from South Africa: background, recent updates and next steps

30 May 22  Publications
South African producers and exporters of lemon juice (and no doubt exporters of citrus fruit) received an unwelcome surprise early January 2022 that a California-based company prod...
Thinking about Trade Governance as Good Governance

Thinking about Trade Governance as Good Governance

24 May 22  Blog
During a recent tralac workshop, we included a practical session on remedies for private parties when they encounter customs and border administration problems and when government ...

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