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Another chapter in the SADC Tribunal saga: South African Court confirms the Tribunal’s Costs Order

Another chapter in the SADC Tribunal saga: South African Court confirms the Tribunal’s Costs Order

03 Oct 12  Publications
During the final week of September 2012, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a judgment giving effect to aspects of an earlier ruling by the Southern African Deve...
Training for the National Trade Negotiations Team Uganda, 18-20 June 2012

Training for the National Trade Negotiations Team Uganda, 18-20 June 2012

22 Jun 12  Event
tralac organised a training programme for the National Trade Negotiations Team of Uganda from 18-20 June 2012. This training sought, among other things, to improve the knowledge an...
Trade capacity building: from Stockholm to Cape Town, March 2012

Trade capacity building: from Stockholm to Cape Town, March 2012

28 Mar 12  Event
The Swedish National Board of Trade has organized two one-year capacity building programmes during 2011-2012, in the areas of Rules of Origin and Trade Facilitation. The programmes...
What has happened to the protection of rights in SADC?

What has happened to the protection of rights in SADC?

18 Jan 12  Publications
For about the last year and a half a vital aspect of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) legal regime, the ability to enforce the rights and obligations in the legal ...
Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

Reforming the Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries

11 May 11  Publications
Over the past four decades Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have received preferential access to the markets of most of the major developed countries under various Generalised Syst...

Determining the Weighted Average Margin of Dumping

10 May 11  Publications
Dumping is viewed as price discrimination between the domestic and export markets and takes place where the export price of a product is lower than the normal value of such product...
Tripartite FTA: State of Play on Preferential Rules of Origin

Tripartite FTA: State of Play on Preferential Rules of Origin

23 Mar 11  Publications
Rules of Origin (RoO) in preferential trading arrangements set out the conditions according to which the origin of a product is determined. Products are often made up of both local...

The economic and agricultural policy setting for the tripartite Free Trade Agreement

01 Mar 11  Publications
tralac has been collaborating with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) in South Africa during the past year on a project which focuses on the proposed Tripartit...
Workshop on Protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) in the African Member States of the ACP Group, 10-11 May 2010

Workshop on Protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) in the African Member States of the ACP Group, 10-11 May 2010

18 May 10  Event
On 10 and 11 May 2010, tralac attended a Regional Seminar on the Protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) in the African Member States of the African, Caribbean and P...
Supporting Regional Integration in East and Southern Africa – Review of Select Issues

Supporting Regional Integration in East and Southern Africa – Review of Select Issues

18 May 10  Publications
There has been renewed interest in regional integration in Africa in the last few years. Political ambitions to progress along the linear path of regional integration from free tra...
International Training Programme on Rules of Origin – Regional phase, March 2010

International Training Programme on Rules of Origin – Regional phase, March 2010

29 Mar 10  Event
The regional phase of the International Training Programme on Rules of Origin took place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-26 March 2010. It is a one-week-follow up seminar organ...
The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

The World Trade Organisation: an African Perspective, more than a decade later

19 Jan 10  Publications
The current Round of trade negotiations is the first ‘Development Round’. Given the challenges of addressing development issues in the context of trade negotiations in the WTO ...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2008

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2008

25 Aug 09  Publications
2008 has been an eventful year for the Southern Africa region. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched its Free Trade Area in August. In October at a Tripartite ...

An assessment of the trade measures proposed as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s Draft Rescue Package for the clothing and textile industry

17 Jun 09  Publications
One of the South African government’s latest responses in its ongoing and thus far unsuccessful effort to assist the country’s ailing clothing and textile manufacturing industr...
Seminar: Use and Application of Geographical Indications by ACP member states as a trade tool – Montpellier, 24-27 March 2009

Seminar: Use and Application of Geographical Indications by ACP member states as a trade tool – Montpellier, 24-27 March 2009

05 May 09  Event
Background International agricultural trade is characterized by increased competition between emerging countries in lucrative markets in developed countries. The intensification o...
Workshop on Subsidies: WTO Law, Case Law and Recent Trends, 22-23 January 2009

Workshop on Subsidies: WTO Law, Case Law and Recent Trends, 22-23 January 2009

23 Apr 09  Event
tralac hosted a two-day workshop on Subsidies on 22-23 January 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. For some countries subsidies have been and continue to be an important part of...
A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

A general overview of proposed changes to the Rules of Origin in ACP-EU EPAs

28 May 08  Publications
The revision of the ACP-EC rules of origin was long overdue, with the the prevailing regime dating back to the early Lome Conventions that governed the ACP’s access to EU markets...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2007

14 Mar 08  Publications
2007 may perhaps turn out to mark a watershed for regional integration in the southern Africa region. Developments both intra- and extra-regionally have raised the regional integra...
Trade Policy Tools Training – February/March 2008

Trade Policy Tools Training – February/March 2008

04 Mar 08  Event
Trade liberalization has gained increasing attention both at the bilateral and multilateral level in the past two decades. We have witnessed the formation of the World Trade Organi...
Training Course: Rules of Origin for EPAs, 26-27 February 2007

Training Course: Rules of Origin for EPAs, 26-27 February 2007

28 Feb 07  Event
tralac presented a training course on Rules of Origin for the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, specifically for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ...

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