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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...
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...
tralac Daily News

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...
tralac Daily News

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...

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