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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-16)
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is organizing AfCFTA Awareness Workshop in Lilongwe and Blantyre, (17, 19...


Nyasha Gift Nyatsambo (intern)
Mr Nyatsambo has joined the tralac team as an intern for the period August to December 2019. He holds a Bachelor of laws degree from the University of Cape Town and is currently completing his LLM in Commercial Law degree from UCT. Prior to joining...


Bukola Oyaleke (intern)
Mr Oyaleke has joined the tralac team as an intern for the period July to December 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and a Diploma in Law (Distinction) from Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Nigeria. He...


Faith Mbakhwa (intern)
Ms Mbhakhwa has joined the tralac team as an intern for the period August to December 2019. She recently completed her master’s degree in international law and international relations at the university of Lancaster. Her passion lies in...


Reporting on the AfCFTA: a training course for journalists – Cape Town, 3-4 October 2019
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) builds capacity for Africa to trade better. To this end, tralac offers training programmes, does analysis of trade and integration developments and supports an active debate on trade and regional integration law and...


The Institutional Arrangements of the Tripartite Free Trade Area
To a large extent, the launch of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) in June 2015 ushered in a new institutional approach towards intra-African trade and integration.[1] This is essentially a member-driven framework for...


AGOA Forum 2019: Reflections and new developments
The 2019 AGOA Forum took place early August in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the banner of “AGOA and the Future: Developing a new trade paradigm to guide US-Africa trade and investment”. In the context of recent United States trade policy...


AU AfCFTA Trade in Services Signalling Conference – Cape Town, 2-3 September 2019
tralac participated in the African Union’s African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Trade in Services Signalling Conference, 2-3 September 2019 The Conference, supported by the German government through the GIZ, brought together...


What is happening to the WTO?
Freedom of trade and equal market access were central to the plans for reconstructing the post World War II international order. International peace had to be secured through, amongst other things, arrangements to prevent the conditions that caused...


The SACU Institutions that never were
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is a customs union (CU) and is in operation since 1910. It has a single customs territory and a Common External Tariff (CET). SACU is also an International Organization with legal personality.[1] The...


The Institutional Implications of Article 19 of the AfCFTA – where do the Regional Economic Communities fit in?
Article 19(2) of the AfCFTA Agreement provides that “State Parties that are members of other regional economic communities, regional trading arrangements and custom unions, which have attained among themselves higher levels of regional integration...


The Bretton Woods System at 75
Seventy five years ago, in July 1944, while World War II was still raging, delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in the United States, for the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, also known as...


South Africa withdraws its Signature from the Decision to abolish the SADC Tribunal
Changes to institutional arrangements can happen in unexpected ways and as a result of governments’ new policies. The correct procedure is to follow the formal procedures for adopting amendments. If this does not happen, there may be unforeseen...


Implementing Trade Agreements: The Role of National Institutions and Administrative Law
Trade and regional integration agreements must be implemented by the State Parties in order to make a difference. Who performs this function and what is the legal basis for the domestic implementation of trade agreements? Parties to international...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-11)
African Leapfrog Index: Getting Lions to Leapfrog With financial support from the Mastercard Impact Fund, the African Leapfrog Index – which was launched during the World Economic Forum on Africa – uses Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-10)
Rethinking the International Trade Architecture: address by WTO’s DDG Alan Wolff at the Institute for International Trade, Adelaide The topic of our conference is “Rethinking the International Trade Architecture”. I can report to you at the outset...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-10)
Profiled EAC trade and regional integration policy events starting today: EAC experts meeting on the AfCFTA Extraordinary meeting of the Sectoral Council on Trade, Investment, Finance and Industry Scoping mission to the Republic of South...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-06)
Domestic resource mobilization: fighting against corruption and illicit financial flows (African Union) IFFs are widespread and secretive by nature. No one quite knows how to quantify losses in Africa due to IFFs. Estimates of these amounts hover...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-05)
Diarise African trade and regional integration events: 25th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of Southern Africa: Strategies and policies for the integration of micro, small and medium scale...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-04)
Launched today in Accra: The 2019 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor The 2019 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor is being published at a critical moment for both international trade relations and African trade integration. There is a particular need...


IN FOCUS
Third International Policy Conference on the African Child - 'Child Poverty in Africa'
African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 12-13 May 2008
ARC briefing note on the outcomes of the 10th African Union Summit
The tenth African Union (AU) Summit took place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January to 2 February 2008.
South African Journal of International Affairs: Call for Papers
February 2008
The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) is published biannually by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
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