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Tag: Trade regulation

tralac Daily News

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04 May 23  News
SA: Private renewable energy procurement landscape is changing (ESI-Africa.com) While investment opportunities into renewable energy used to concentrate on the large-scale project...
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tralac Daily News

24 Apr 23  News
Small Businesses Must Strive into Becoming Sustainable and Competitive Entities — Deputy Minister Gina (the dtic) While it is the mandate of government to promote the estab...
How to exhaust domestic remedies? The Agiliss cases before the COMESA Court of Justice

How to exhaust domestic remedies? The Agiliss cases before the COMESA Court of Justice

18 Apr 23  Publications
In this paper, we provide a discussion of the principles which apply when a regional court such as the COMESA Court of Justice (CCJ) has to decide whether the requirement of exhaus...
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tralac Daily News

12 Apr 23  News
President Ramaphosa meets business leaders ahead of Investment Conference (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with business leaders from key sectors of the economy ahead of...
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tralac Daily News

05 Apr 23  News
10% hike in SA trade exports, stats show (Bizcommunity) South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R16.1bn in February 2023 compared to a deficit of R22.7bn in January 2023, and hig...
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29 Mar 23  News
Buying local critical to economic growth - DP Mashatile (SAnews) Deputy President Paul Mashatile says buying locally made products and supporting the small businesses which p...
Is the national electricity state of disaster the answer for South Africa?

Is the national electricity state of disaster the answer for South Africa?

29 Mar 23  Blog
Introduction On 1 March 2023, South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom reached the 100-year mark. Instead of celebrations, the day passed under the dark cloud of measures ...
A questionable answer to South Africa’s electricity crisis: a national state of disaster?

A questionable answer to South Africa’s electricity crisis: a national state of disaster?

28 Mar 23  Publications
Wednesday, 1 March 2023 marked the centenary of South Africa’s state-owned electricity utility, Eskom. There was little cause for celebration. Instead, the day was marked by a se...
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tralac Daily News

15 Mar 23  News
Egypt’s trade deficit plunges 54% YoY in December 2022: CAPMAS (ZAWYA) Egypt’s trade balance deficit dropped by 54% year on year (YoY) to $1.93 billion in December 2022, ...
With the SACU tariff offer in the bag, what happens next to AfCFTA trade?

With the SACU tariff offer in the bag, what happens next to AfCFTA trade?

08 Mar 23  Blog
It has been reported that the five member states of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) have recently submitted their joint AfCFTA offer of tariff concessions, and that it me...
Redefining the global supply chain through digitalisation: Enhancing cross-border trade facilitation and trade competitiveness through the e-Bill of Lading

Redefining the global supply chain through digitalisation: Enhancing cross-border trade facilitation and trade competitiveness through the e-Bill of Lading

22 Dec 22  Blog
A Customs bill of entry and the bill of lading (BOL) are among the critical and determinant documents that are used in the clearance of cargo and services that are internationally ...
Regulatory Framework for State-Owned Enterprises in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area

Regulatory Framework for State-Owned Enterprises in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area

21 Dec 22  Blog
The governance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is essential for efficient and open markets at both the domestic, continental and international levels. In many countries, SOEs are...
The AfCFTA design will determine how it will function and evolve

The AfCFTA design will determine how it will function and evolve

29 Nov 22  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is anchored in legal instruments concluded by sovereign states. For trade in goods the AfCFTA establishes, through its Protocol on ...
Could Safeguards be used to promote Industrialisation?

Could Safeguards be used to promote Industrialisation?

14 Nov 22  Blog
Industrialisation depends on many policy inputs. African countries face unique challenges and must develop industrialisation policies suitable for their conditions. Such polices mu...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
DOWNLOAD 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 principl...
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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 ...

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