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Tag: Trade regulation

COVID19-related export control measures – has South Africa adopted the same yet?

COVID19-related export control measures – has South Africa adopted the same yet?

20 Mar 20  Blog
The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) has increased demand for and raised concerns about the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) essential to preven...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

19 Mar 20  News
The AfCFTA and the US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement challenge: getting beyond divide-and-rule (Wilson Center’s African Program) Hardly had South African President Cyril Ramaphosa s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Mar 20  News
TradeMark East Africa and the UNECA released their joint report – Creating a unified regional market: Towards the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eas...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Mar 20  News
South Africa’s WTO ambassador Ms Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter has been elected as the 2020 chair of the Council for TRIPS. Lesotho’s Mr Refiloe Litjobo will chair the Committee on Bala...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 20  News
IGAD protocol on free movement of persons endorsed at ministerial meeting (IGAD) Ministers in charge of Internal Affairs and those in charge of Labour of Member States of the Inte...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Feb 20  News
Diarise: 2020 International Women’s Day (8 March). The International Trade Centre has developed a campaign that features inspiring women entrepreneurs from across the world suppo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Feb 20  News
Starting tomorrow: Gabon’s AfCFTA national awareness and sensitization forum Postponed: The 21st ordinary meeting of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State The 21st Ordinary Mee...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 20  News
How emerging markets will shape Africa in 2020 (WEF) In recent years, Sub-Saharan Africa has increasingly traded old friends, like the US and the European Union, for new ones in e...
Trends in South Africa’s Tariff and Trade Remedy Investigations

Trends in South Africa’s Tariff and Trade Remedy Investigations

03 Feb 20  Publications
Tariff, trade remedy and safeguard investigations in South Africa are undertaken by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), which is responsible for the administr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jan 20  News
South Africa’s six strategic objectives during its Chairship of the African Union: keynote address by President Ramaphosa (The Presidency) At the same time, we are presented wit...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Jan 20  News
Diarise: Burundi’s National Trade Facilitation Committee meeting (28-31 January, Bujumbura) Indian Ocean Rim Association experts’ meeting on intra-regional trade and ...
When foreign Firms enforce trade-related contractual Claims in South Africa: Clarification of a unique Ministerial Discretion

When foreign Firms enforce trade-related contractual Claims in South Africa: Clarification of a unique Ministerial Discretion

19 Jan 20  Publications
International trade agreements are concluded by sovereign States. Once these agreements have entered into force the State Parties must comply with their obligations to liberalize t...
Dealing with Non-Tariff Barriers under the AfCFTA: What are the Prospects?

Dealing with Non-Tariff Barriers under the AfCFTA: What are the Prospects?

17 Dec 19  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been designed as the answer to the low levels of intra-African trade.[1] It should boost intra-African trade by reducing the ta...
2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: AUC, AfDB report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: AUC, AfDB report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

11 Nov 19  News
For the first time, African travellers have liberal access to over half the continent, the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and Africa...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Sep 19  News
Domestic resource mobilization: fighting against corruption and illicit financial flows (African Union) IFFs are widespread and secretive by nature. No one quite knows how to quan...
Trade facilitation challenges in southern Africa

Trade facilitation challenges in southern Africa

26 Aug 19  Publications
The cost of trade is mainly associated with tariffs and non-tariff costs. Although there are many reasons why these costs are high, minimising trade costs is to the benefit of impo...

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