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Tag: Trade regulation

Kenya: Agoa doubts cut US exports 12pc

Kenya: Agoa doubts cut US exports 12pc

21 Apr 17  News
The volume of apparel shipped to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) declined by 12.1 per cent last year even as uncertainty clouds the 17-year-old preferent...
Double taxation pact put on ice as businesses cry foul

Double taxation pact put on ice as businesses cry foul

21 Apr 17  News
East African Community member states are wavering on a plan to implement an agreement on double taxation avoidance (DTA), over fears that the deal could provide a loophole for tax ...
Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income?

Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income?

19 Apr 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the need for improved domestic policymaking rather than the use of restrictive trade policies to redress the declining labour share ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet/infographic, @RencapMan: While some like to suggest the Africa Rising story is over, there are an awful lot of African countries still growing at 5% or more Profil...
Making the international trade in plants and seeds a safer venture

Making the international trade in plants and seeds a safer venture

18 Apr 17  News
International plant health body adopts new global standards The international body that oversees plant health has taken a big step forward with the adoption of a new global standa...
The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

The TFTA as a legal construct: What is it and how will it be implemented?

05 Apr 17  Publications
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is not, like the regional economic communities (RECs), a legal person. It is a sui generis framework agreement for promoting trade in goods am...
Non-tariff barriers and ‘complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

Non-tariff barriers and ‘complaints’ in the East African Community’s reporting process

03 Apr 17  News
Since the establishment of the East African Community (EAC), comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, the region has seen a steady strengthening of economic and poli...
South Africa’s International Arbitration Bill 2016: Stepping-stone for increasing trade and investment

South Africa’s International Arbitration Bill 2016: Stepping-stone for increasing trade and investment

29 Mar 17  Discussion
Talkmore Chidede, tralac Researcher, comments on the transformation of South Africa’s international commercial arbitration law On 1st March 2017, the South African Cabinet appro...
Transnational crime is a $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion annual “business”, finds new GFI report

Transnational crime is a $1.6 trillion to $2.2 trillion annual “business”, finds new GFI report

28 Mar 17  News
Transnational crime undermines economies, societies, and governments in developing countries; national and global policy efforts needed to address shadow financial system responsib...
EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

28 Mar 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states are being urged to expedite harmonisation of standards for the prioritised 20 most traded goods such as edible fats and oils so as to bo...
UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

27 Mar 17  News
UN Member States have committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital st...
Validation workshop of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights

Validation workshop of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights

24 Mar 17  News
The two-day validation workshop on the Draft AU Policy Framework on Human Rights and Business co-organized by the African Union Commission’s Department of Political Affairs and t...
EACJ hears an application seeking Court’s order for stay of signing the EPA by partner states

EACJ hears an application seeking Court’s order for stay of signing the EPA by partner states

16 Mar 17  News
The First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice heard an Application filed by Castro Pius Shirima, a Tanzanian resident, against the EAC Partner States and the Sec...
EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say

EAC legislators should do more to facilitate businesses, traders say

09 Mar 17  News
The East African Business Council (EABC) has raised concerns over high cost of air transport that is attributed to the slow pace of liberalisation, and have challenged the East Afr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 17  News
Four events to diarise: SA’s trade and industry minister Rob Davies: ‘Implications of changing international trade: the view from South Africa’ (8 March, Chatham House, Lond...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 17  News
Today’s featured tweets: G7 Italy 2017: Today meeting of the #G7 Africa Directors in Rome. Fruitful exchange of views on the situation and the way forward in Sub-Saharan Africa....
Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

Namibia Trade Forum looks into poultry dumping claims

13 Feb 17  News
The poultry trade between South Africa and Namibia is not clearly defined, leading to confusion regarding the actual origin of many chicken products imported into the Southern Afri...
Better agriculture regulations could help feed world’s growing population, says WBG report

Better agriculture regulations could help feed world’s growing population, says WBG report

08 Feb 17  News
Improving agriculture regulations in low and middle income countries could go a long way toward feeding the world’s growing population and improving farmers’ livelihoods around...
SA government committed to resolve the poultry crises

SA government committed to resolve the poultry crises

03 Feb 17  News
A number of interventions are being identified which include measures to boost competitiveness, value-addition and technology upgrading; trade measures; export support to assist th...
The ongoing chicken wars put in perspective

The ongoing chicken wars put in perspective

01 Feb 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, comments on the state of the South African poultry industry and the trade remedies being sought to protect the local market Attending the Wor...

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