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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 ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Apr 22  News
Domestic news AfCFTA not quite the SMME trade silver bullet SA hoped (Daily Maverick) A draft ANC policy document, which was among several discussed at the ANC’s national ...
African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February...
The AfCFTA Tariff Negotiations face unique Challenges

The AfCFTA Tariff Negotiations face unique Challenges

11 Apr 22  Blog
Preferential trade in goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will only become possible once schedules of tariff concessions have been agreed and have entered ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Mar 22  News
Local news South Africa takes massive digital leap forward, says Ramaphosa (Engineering News) Last week, government concluded the auction of high-demand spectrum for mobile telec...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

18 Mar 22  News
Local news 4th SA Investment Conference 2022 (Mail & Guardian) In an effort to boost economic growth and facilitate the creation of more employment opportunities, President C...
South African lemon juice exports face American anti-dumping duties

South African lemon juice exports face American anti-dumping duties

07 Mar 22  Blog
On December 30, 2021, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC or I.T.C.) received a request from Ventura Coastal LLC, an American firm, to undertake an investigatio...
Intra-Africa Non-tariff Trade Costs for the period 2015-2019

Intra-Africa Non-tariff Trade Costs for the period 2015-2019

28 Feb 22  Infographics
This infographic takes a look at the trade costs associated with non-tariff barriers to trade in Africa, i.e., all costs associated with the trading of goods bilaterally between tr...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Presidential Climate Change Commission discusses risks of net-zero carbon emissions for South Africa (The Mail & Guardian) The Presidential Climate Chang...
Trade Remedies and Safeguards: Important for States and Private Parties

Trade Remedies and Safeguards: Important for States and Private Parties

21 Feb 22  Publications
Part 4 of the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Goods contains several provisions on trade remedies and safeguards. Article 17 states that the State Parties may apply anti-dumping and co...
Will Trade Remedies be used as part of Trade Governance under the AfCFTA?

Will Trade Remedies be used as part of Trade Governance under the AfCFTA?

21 Feb 22  Publications
Very few African States are active users of trade remedies and safeguards as part of their trade governance and trade policy implementation. Only four African countries – Egypt, ...
The AfCFTA Trade Remedy Regime can enhance rules-based Trade Governance

The AfCFTA Trade Remedy Regime can enhance rules-based Trade Governance

21 Feb 22  Publications
Since only a small number of African States are active users of trade remedies and safeguards, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement’s ...
2021: Review of ITAC Investigations in a Pandemic Environment

2021: Review of ITAC Investigations in a Pandemic Environment

06 Feb 22  Publications
The aim of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC), as mandated by the International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (the ITA Act), is to foster eco...
What if? Another footnote to the demise of the SADC Tribunal: Henred Fruehauf Zambia Limited v Zambia Revenue Authority

What if? Another footnote to the demise of the SADC Tribunal: Henred Fruehauf Zambia Limited v Zambia Revenue Authority

01 Feb 22  Blog
When the leaders of the SADC member states decided in 2012 to scupper the SADC Tribunal instead of standing up to the instigator, Zimbabwe, they might not have foreseen the institu...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

01 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Trade Statistics for December 2021 (South African Revenue Service) SARS has released trade statistics for December 2021 recording a preliminary trade ba...
Africa and the adoption of HS2022: Implementation update, impact and consequences in the context of AfCFTA

Africa and the adoption of HS2022: Implementation update, impact and consequences in the context of AfCFTA

01 Feb 22  Publications
The new edition of the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System 2022 (HS2022) entered into force on the 1st of January 2022. This development means that Customs tariffs, ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

31 Jan 22  News
Country-related news Green energy transition will help South Africa become more resilient, competitive (Engineering News) South Africa needs more power generation to overcome the...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Jan 22  News
Country-related news South Africa: Trade Liberalization In Africa And Arbitration Clauses In Cross-border Agreements (Mondaq) The African Continental Free Trade Area or “AfCFTA...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

27 Jan 22  News
Country-related news SARS Customs scales up digital transformation (SAnews) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs division will scale up digital transformation and inc...

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