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The subsidies to the EU exports of cereal products to SADC in 2016
The EU’s exports to SADC of 769,493 t of raw cereals in 2016 have received €42.535 M of subsidies.
South Africa and EU spar over chicken meat ‘dumping’
South Africa’s poultry industry says it is on the brink of collapse due to hotly-denied accusations that the European Union is dumping cheap chicken in the country in a dispute over free trade.
EU-SADC EPA (2016)
As published by the European Commission
SADC, EAC and COMESA seek to implement Tripartite Free Trade Area
The 10th EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite meeting opened in Nairobi to resolve issues that remain outstanding before the implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Area.
Spain: Partnership agreement between EU and SADC rejected
The Joint Parliamentary Group has presented a non-legislative motion at the Parliament, urging the Government not to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Southern African Development Community.
SADC-EU trade treaty comes into effect
Southern African Development Community (SADC)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) provisionally enters into force.
US complains of disadvantage as EU-SADC trade deal kicks in
As the EU-SADC’s economic partnership agreement takes effect, the Obama administration has raised concerns that US companies have been left at a competitive disadvantage.
MEPs approve trade deal with six African states – nine years late
A trade deal with six developing African countries was agreed by the European Parliament – some nine years behind schedule.
Zambia ratifies the tripartite free trade area agreement
African policy makers have for a long time taken keen interest in the promotion of intra-regional trade in order to bring about development in the continent.
Tension in SACU revealed by the SADC EPA
SACU has not lived up to the promises of the 2002 Agreement. The failure to fully implement that Agreement has resulted in a regional arrangement in limbo and policy paralysis.
Fears over partnership with EU
The African Farmers Association of SA (Afasa) fears an international economic partnership that is expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in South Africa will not, in the long run, benefit those on the ground.
Investment act may clash with SADC treaty
Legal practitioners have been saying for some time now that SA’s Protection of Investment Act is not in sync with the country’s commitments under the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Finance and Investment.
EU, six African countries sign EPA
The European Union and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Outlook for the EU-SADC economic partnership agreement
New trade stemming from the EPA will not be very extensive, and any poverty reduction effects will also likely be quite small.
Regional dialogue set to ensure the inclusiveness of the private sector in Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement negotiations
The inaugural Tripartite Regional Dialogue will ensure inclusive participation of the private sector in the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) negotiations.
Participation in Africa trade deal tenuous
26 African countries signed the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) agreement. However, only three of Africa’s eight regional economic communities are participating in the TFTA.
COMESA appreciates Tripartite FTA progress
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Council of Ministers has appreciated the progress made so far in the negotiating process that include finalising the outstanding work in Phase 1 of the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA).
EAC, Comesa receive €85 mn grant to aid regional integration
The European Union has signed €85m in grants to facilitate regional integration through removal of internal trade barriers.
EU-Southern Africa trade deal to be signed in Botswana in May
The European Union and five Southern African Development Community states will meet in Botswana in May to sign a trade deal that has taken at least 10 years to complete.
EU-SADC EPA (2015)
Text agreed to July 2014, the tariffs in October 2015, to be signed May 2016.