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African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Will the SA beef industry benefit?
The agreement will have positive spin-offs for the SA beef industry, said one of South Africa’s leading beef producers.
South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia call for alternatives to ISDS in UN review
Their submissions conclude that the system is detrimental to public budgets, regulations in the public interest, democracy and the rule of law.
UNCITRAL and ISDS reforms: Agenda-widening and paradigm-shifting
South Africa makes clear that in its view, procedural reform is not enough. A wider agenda that includes substantive issues is needed.
Vietnam et Afrique du Sud discutent d’un accord de libre-échange
Les deux parties ont échangé des solutions pour augmenter la valeur d’échanges commerciaux bilatéraux dans les temps à venir dont la diversification des produits à l’export, la possibilité pour élaborer un accord de libre-échange bilatéral.
Will Africa’s free-trade area live up to the hype?
Africa is moving towards a more integrated, rules-based trade regime, but this is unlikely to transform the continent’s economic prospects
Africa-wide free-trade deal will help SA’s economy, says Ebrahim Patel
In 2018, SA and other African nations signed the CFTA agreement, which aims to create a single continental market for goods and services
SACU, Mozambique make progress on impending Brexit
Substantial progress has made to conclude a Roll-Over Economic Partnership Agreement between SACU, Mozambique and the UK.
Post-Brexit: What’s holding up a trade arrangement between SA and the UK?
The SA government has been working in the background to ensure that trade arrangements with the UK and EU are uninterrupted while the UK exits from the EU.
SA-UK post-Brexit deal just about finalised
SA’s negotiations with the UK to ensure that a trade agreement is in place in the event that it exits the EU without a deal is 99% complete, trade and industry director-general Lionel October said.
What the US-Africa strategy means for SA and the continent
The US-Africa Strategy seeks to re-position the US and bring it to par with China and Russia.
Brexit will not disrupt trade relations between UK and SA, says Davies
The Southern African Customs Union is close to finalising a deal with the UK to replicate the existing economic partnership agreement which the customs union has with the EU, says South African trade and industry minister.
South Africa deposits the instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)
The deposit of the instrument means that South Africa has formally and legally committed to the TFTA.
COMESA welcomes SA’s ratification of the Tripartite FTA
South Africa has ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement, becoming the fourth country to do so after Egypt, Uganda and Kenya. 10 more ratifications are now needed for the Agreement to enter into force.
Europeans unhappy about SA’s duties on chicken
European chicken producers are miffed by South Africa’s decision to impose import duties on their exports, which goes against the spirit of the EPA [economic partnership agreement].
Making the right to regulate in investment law and policy work for development: Reflections from the South African and Brazilian experiences
Despite challenges, the experiences of South Africa and Brazil demonstrate that there is room for genuine reimagination of the investment regime, where the interests of investors are matched with the development concerns of host countries.
Nigeria’s President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion African free-trade agreement.
SA to sign African free trade agreement - Davies
South Africa will sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA) agreement, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed.
S/African gov’t approves African tripartite FTA pact, industrial action plan
The TFTA seeks to establish an enlarged market involving 27 member countries from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and Southern African Development Community.
SA wants more clarity before signing African free trade plan
The SA government wants more clarity on details related to the African Continent Free Trade Area. Unions warned that the agreement could lead to job losses.
New dawn for South African arbitration
South Africa’s new arbitration law came into force at the end of 2017. Now lawyers and clients alike will have to see if it lives up to its promises.