Past Training

Short training courses are usually designed and presented in response to requests that tralac receives from specific beneficiaries. Requests come from Trade Ministries and other government departments or agencies, Regional Secretariats as well as from parliaments in the region. Non-state organizations (such as Chambers of Commerce or business associations) also request training. tralac staff also regularly contribute to training programmes of other institutions such as the WTO, regional and international universities, and other capacity-building organizations.

Some of the topics covered by tralac in tailored short courses and training programmes include:

  • Trade Policy Analysis
  • Introduction to International Trade Law
  • WTO Agreements
  • Regional Trade Agreements
  • Trade Negotiations (including negotiations simulations)
  • Regional Integration in east and southern Africa (RECs, TFTA, CFTA)
  • Dispute Settlement; Trade Remedies and Safeguards; Rules of Origin
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Investment

If you or your organisation would like to request training from tralac, please click on the Request training button to submit your request.


27-05-2019 to 31-05-2019 Geek Week
This 5-day introductory data science course will provide participants with the complete picture of how to use cutting edge technology to acquire, clean, combine, aggregate, interrogate, analyse and predict using data.
20-03-2019 Workshop
tralac and the Export Promotion Council co-hosted a half-day workshop on 20 March 2019 in Nairobi on current and emerging trade issues for Kenya. 85 people attended the workshop.
08-11-2018 to 09-11-2018 Workshop
tralac hosted a workshop in Cape Town on 8-9 November 2018 to discuss the future of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The workshop was facilitated by Trudi Hartzenberg, Gerhard Erasmus, and Anton Faul.
15-10-2018 to 16-10-2018 Workshop
tralac hosted its first training workshop for journalists who write on trade and integration matters in May this year, and following requests from journalists, a second course is being presented on 15-16 October, in Cape Town, South Africa.
08-10-2018 to 12-10-2018 Training Programme
tralac presented a 5-day a training course for the Judges of the COMESA Court of Justice (Appellate and First Instance Divisions) in Cape Town, South Africa.
20-08-2018 to 02-11-2018 Training Programme
From August to November 2018, tralac presented its first comprehensive training course on International Trade Law and Policy in the 21st Century from an African development perspective, utilising both online learning and residential modules in Cape Town.
11-06-2018 to 15-06-2018 Training Programme
tralac received a request to assist Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to prepare for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations; specifically on tariff concessions and rules of origin.
25-06-2018 to 29-06-2018 Geek Week
tralac held a Geek Week in Stellenbosch from 25-29 June 2018 on the topic, Does intra-Africa trade liberalisation create intra-Africa trade?
18-06-2018 to 22-06-2018 Geek Week
As part of tralac’s capacity building initiative, tralac held a week-long trade data analysis workshop in Stellenbosch, focusing on African agricultures production and trade performance since the 1960s
09-05-2018 to 10-05-2018 Training Programme
tralac hosted its first training workshop for journalists who write on trade and integration matters on 9-10 May in Cape Town, South Africa.
30-11-2017 to 01-12-2017 Training Programme
On 30 November and 1 December 2017, tralac hosted public officials and private sector representatives from SACU for a workshop on Industrial Development and Tariff Management Matters
13-11-2017 to 17-11-2017 Workshop
tralac partnered with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in presenting two 1-day AGOA Awareness seminars, in Mombasa and Nairobi. tralac was represented by Associate Eckart Naumann and Kenya-based Associate Dr Henry Mutai
30-10-2017 to 03-11-2017 Geek Week
tralac hosted a practical trade data and policy learning experience in Stellenbosch from 30 October to 3 November, coordinated by Prof. Ron Sandrey
24-04-2017 to 28-04-2017 Geek Week
tralac organised a trade data and policy analysis workshop in Nairobi at the request of the Kenyan Association of Manufacturers (KAM)
10-04-2017 to 13-04-2017 Geek Week
tralac hosted a week-long trade data and policy analysis workshop at the tralac offices in Stellenbosch to provide hands-on, practical learning experiences for participants