Short Courses

tralac develops and delivers focused short courses, often at the request of specific clients to address specific training needs. The following are among the courses that tralac offers:

  • Trade Policy Analysis (including trade data and tariff analysis, modelling, trade policy assessments, review of trade policy instruments)
  • Introduction to International Trade Law
  • WTO Agreements (Trade in Goods (including agriculture), Trade in Services, TRIPS)
  • Regional Trade Agreements (WTO Rules for RTAs, Scope of RTAs)
  • Trade Negotiations (including negotiations simulations)
  • Regional Integration in east and southern Africa (SACU, SADC, EAC, COMESA, Tripartite Free Trade Area)
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Trade Remedies and Safeguards
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Investment
  • Rules of Origin

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Featured Training

SACU at a tipping point? tralac workshop, 8-9 November 2018

SACU at a tipping point? tralac workshop, 8-9 November 2018

tralac hosted a two-day workshop in Cape Town in early November 2018 to discuss the future of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the oldest customs union in the world. 

The workshop was facilitated by Trudi Hartzenberg (tralac Executive Director), Gerhard Erasmus (tralac Associate), and Anton Faul (SACU Secretariat).

The workshop was held under Chatham House rules. Discussions centred on the following topics:

  1. Update on the SACU Work Programme – Revenue sharing arrangement; Industriali-sation; An appropriate tariff management arrangement?

  2. Construct and Evolution – Is the current SACU Agreement an effective and enabling instrument for 21st century economic realities?; Do we recognise practical commercial realities?

  3. SACU’s Institutional Architecture – Is the SACU design appropriate?; What is the record with respect to practice?; Role of South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC); Can SACU move forward without rules-based governance?

  4. SACU and global economic governance – World

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