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Tag: Trade regulation

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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Aug 19  News
The East African Business Council convened a workshop today in Nairobi to review the EAC’s Common External Tariff. Selected tweeted highlights: @KEPSA_KENYA: The workshop is exp...
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

25 Jul 19  News
The future of work in Africa: Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for all (World Bank) This companion report to the World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jul 19  News
Starting tomorrow, in Niamey: Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum 2019. The forum (16-18 July) will assess cooperation and firm up plans for the region’s stabilization. tralac’s l...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 19  News
Next week in Nairobi: “It’s all systems go as Kenya readies to host Africa’s leading premier SME gathering, the Kenya Trade Week and COMESA High Level Business Summit, 15-21 ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 19  News
Today’s featured commentary, David Pilling (Financial Times Africa Editor): Are tech companies Africa’s new colonialists? Ghana appears to have won the bid to host the AfCFTA ...

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