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Tag: Trade regulation

Africa unites to attach investment at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town

Africa unites to attach investment at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town

02 Nov 17  News
The key themes discussed at Africa Oil Week 2017 were the development of the continents’ oil and gas resources, with a focus on exploration, regulatory frameworks and governance ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Oct 17  News
Comparative perspective: The Asian Economic Integration Report 2017 This year’s Asian Economic Integration Report (pdf) introduces a new composite index to gauge the progress of...
Post-Brexit tariff rate quotas – what is the cause for the despondency?

Post-Brexit tariff rate quotas – what is the cause for the despondency?

27 Oct 17  Discussion
A proposal to apportion existing European Union (EU) tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) between the United Kingdom (UK) and the remaining 27 countries of the EU post-Brexit has numerous exp...
Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

Uganda: 8th Annual Joint Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review

27 Oct 17  News
The Trade sector is one of the key sectors that contribute to the economic development of the country. Every year sector stakeholders meet at a conference to review the performanc...
South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

South African poultry and the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Although the South African poultry industry is important in the broader agro-processing sector (especially in terms of employment) it is facing various difficulties. Even before th...
South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

South African citrus exports under the SADC-EU EPA

18 Oct 17  Discussion
Citrus fruits are one of the most important export products for the South African economy. For 2016 citrus fruit exports (1.7 million tonnes) were South Africa’s main agricultura...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Cape Town, a CCR Public Dialogue: Civil society’s region-building role in Southern Africa’s agro-processing sector Tomorrow, in Accra, the launch of Imani Africa...
Members review implementation of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

Members review implementation of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

12 Oct 17  News
WTO members reviewed efforts to implement the Nairobi Decision on preferential rules of origin for least developed countries (LDCs) at a meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Oct 17  News
Applications are now open for tralac’s e-course: Trade in the 21st Century – legal and policy considerations for Africa. Note the closing date: 11 October 2017 tralac’s week...
Small-scale cross-border traders call on DRC to enforce better tax regime

Small-scale cross-border traders call on DRC to enforce better tax regime

06 Oct 17  News
Small-scale traders along the Rubavu-Goma border have raised concerns over what they perceive as an ‘illegal tax’ levied on them by DR Congo officials. Their protest is hinged...
COMESA region set to abolish roaming charges

COMESA region set to abolish roaming charges

06 Oct 17  News
Citizens in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) may soon enjoy reduced calling charges, courtesy of a decision taken on Wednesday by Ministers in charge of i...
Zimbabwe dollar dearth causes shortages, return of inflation

Zimbabwe dollar dearth causes shortages, return of inflation

05 Oct 17  News
Zimbabwe’s money shortage has seen card and mobile-money payments eclipse cash sales at the nation’s retailers, throttling suppliers’ stock of hard currency needed to put goo...
e-Learning course – October/November 2017

e-Learning course – October/November 2017

04 Oct 17  Event
Trade in the 21st Century: Legal and policy considerations for Africa tralac would like to thank all those who applied for the e-learning course ‘Trade in the 21st Century:...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 17  News
This week, in Abuja: Seventh meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum The objective of the meeting is to consider the draft texts of the CFTA Agreement and its Annexes and Appendices...
Zimbabwe: Regulations criminalising cash vending gazetted

Zimbabwe: Regulations criminalising cash vending gazetted

29 Sep 17  News
Government has gazetted regulations that criminalise cash vending without permission from the exchange control authority and empowered police to arrest money peddlers and seize wha...
The role of applied import duties on intermediate goods in industrial development: the case of South African clothing

The role of applied import duties on intermediate goods in industrial development: the case of South African clothing

26 Sep 17  Publications
The South African clothing sector has been under significant pressure in recent years as it attempts to become internationally competitive. This Trade Brief looks at how import tar...
Afreximbank announces development of African Trade Centres

Afreximbank announces development of African Trade Centres

26 Sep 17  News
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has embarked on a concept to transform its buildings into iconic business complexes with integrated one-stop trade services shop, the P...
Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

26 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD is organizing its first Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Week in Geneva from 25-27 September 2017 to shed light on the importance of mandatory trade-related regulations and volunt...
Dar pulls the plug on non-EPZ Kenyan goods

Dar pulls the plug on non-EPZ Kenyan goods

26 Sep 17  News
Tanzania has blocked preferential access for Kenyan textile goods manufactured outside the Export Processing Zone (EPZ), citing unfair competition for its own manufacturers. “Th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Sep 17  News
Third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum: Day 1 update WTO upgrades forecast for 2017 as trade rebounds strongly (WTO) The estimate for growth in world merchan...

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