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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Jan 22  News
Country-related news Investments worth more than R26bn in SA’s ocean economy unveiled (Moneyweb) A package of investments worth more than R26 billion in South Africa’s oceans...
When will the AfCFTA be customs-ready?

When will the AfCFTA be customs-ready?

24 Jan 22  Blog
The negotiations to finalise the tariff schedules and rules of origin (RoO) of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are taking place during the last two weeks of Januar...
Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

24 Jan 22  Blog
The South African government has an ambiguous attitude towards the alcohol industry. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it has demonstrated a puritanical dislike for the sub-sector, ban...
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tralac Daily News

21 Jan 22  News
Country news South Africa’s Covid-19 Response Gets a $750 Million Boost (World Bank) The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors today approved South Africa’s request f...
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tralac Daily News

14 Dec 21  News
National Third-quarter Real Economy Bulletin shows auto, iron, platinum export weaknesses (Engineering News) While the sharp downturn in the latest gross domestic product (GDP) d...
The Trade Remedies and Safeguards Regime of the AfCFTA

The Trade Remedies and Safeguards Regime of the AfCFTA

30 Nov 21  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement contains detailed provisions on trade remedies and safeguards, modelled on World Trade Organisation (WTO) principles. Sin...
Why does the AfCFTA provide for Trade Remedies?

Why does the AfCFTA provide for Trade Remedies?

23 Nov 21  Blog
The AfCFTA legal instruments contain detailed provisions on trade remedies and safeguards. Article 2 of Annex 9 to the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Goods says the “State Parties m...
Trade Remedies in the African Trade Governance Context

Trade Remedies in the African Trade Governance Context

23 Nov 21  Blog
Trade remedies and safeguards are used by governments to deal with unfair trade practices and unforeseen consequences when trade in goods is liberalised. However, they must comply ...
Prospects and Developments in the WTO talks on Export Restrictions

Prospects and Developments in the WTO talks on Export Restrictions

16 Nov 21  Blog
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations in the WTO rules on export restrictions. Consequently, the food importing countries such as Japan, Singapore, ...
Are WTO Members Misinterpreting or Abandoning the Mandate of S&DT in the WTO?

Are WTO Members Misinterpreting or Abandoning the Mandate of S&DT in the WTO?

15 Nov 21  Publications
It is a long-held view of developing countries in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that some restrict-ions imposed by WTO trade rules and trade related agreements tend to hinder ...
How will the Trade Remedy Regime of the AfCFTA impact on Trade Governance?

How will the Trade Remedy Regime of the AfCFTA impact on Trade Governance?

02 Nov 21  Publications
The legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provide for a detailed regime to implement Trade Remedy and Safeguard measures. One gets the impression th...
South Africa bans the use of imported cement on government-funded projects

South Africa bans the use of imported cement on government-funded projects

01 Nov 21  Blog
The South African Government has banned the use of imported cement in state-awarded contracts. Bidders for state projects will only have their offers considered if they agree to so...
Is a positive outcome on trade-distorting subsidies possible at the Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12)?

Is a positive outcome on trade-distorting subsidies possible at the Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12)?

01 Nov 21  Blog
As the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is gearing up for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in November/December 2021, an outcome in the agriculture negotiations is high on the ...
What lies ahead for the AfCFTA Trade Remedies and Safeguards Regime?

What lies ahead for the AfCFTA Trade Remedies and Safeguards Regime?

01 Nov 21  Blog
The legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provide for a detailed regime to implement Trade Remedy and Safeguard measures. There are four provisions ...
Dispute Settlement as a Trade Policy Choice

Dispute Settlement as a Trade Policy Choice

06 Oct 21  Publications
Trade policy is context specific. It is about choices and objectives pursued by a particular State acting unilaterally (the scope of which is limited in respect of reciprocal trade...
Leveraging Technology to Improve Regulatory Compliance and Trade Efficiency: A Focus on Road Transport

Leveraging Technology to Improve Regulatory Compliance and Trade Efficiency: A Focus on Road Transport

24 Aug 21  Blog
Road transport is an important mode for Africa’s trade, carrying over 90% of intra-regional and regional trade (Afreximbank: 2019). This is likely to continue into the future in ...
Improving Customs Efficiency: What are the Gains and For Whom?

Improving Customs Efficiency: What are the Gains and For Whom?

24 Aug 21  Blog
It is imperative for Africa to transform its customs environment through fast-tracking implementation of interventions geared towards eliminating inefficiencies, if the continent i...
AfCFTA Rules of Origin Fact Sheet (2)

AfCFTA Rules of Origin Fact Sheet (2)

29 Jul 21  Infographics
Interpreting the rules | Key sector outcomes Rules of Origin in the AfCFTA: why do they matter, and where do they apply? Rules of Origin (RoO) are legal provisions used to determ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Jun 21  News
National More Young People Need to Take Advantage of Opportunities in the Agriculture and Agroprocessing Sectors (the dtic) There is a great need to get more young people partici...
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tralac Daily News

07 Jun 21  News
National Kganyago: Monetary policy entails trade-offs (The Mail & Guardian) Demographically, the reserve bank has come a long way, the governor said. “But transformation is...

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