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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.
Update on the negotiations of a rollover Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Mozambique and the United Kingdom (UK)
To avoid trade disruption, SACU+Mozambique and UK have decided to roll-over the EPA into a standalone trade agreement with the UK.
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.
Joint statement on UK, SACU and Mozambique EPA
Progress was made on a future UK, SACU, and Mozambique EPA that will ensure that the parties maintain the current market access and replicate the effects of the existing EU-SADC EPA.
South African Customs Union, EU start talks on new economic partnership agreement with post-Brexit Britain
The Southern African Customs Union, Mozambique and the European Union have started talks to conclude a new economic partnership agreement with post-Brexit Britain.
Boosting trade ties with Africa
Various steps have been taken by the Indian Government to enhance trade and commercial relations with African countries.
UK, SACU commit to trade relations despite looming Brexit
The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to continue trading with SADC EPA countries under the current trade arrangement despite its withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
SA and UK start making plans for post-Brexit trade
Nations agree in principle to implement interim arrangement based on existing EU partnership deal.
India-SACU trade pact talks need to be revived: South Africa
South Africa pressed for revival of the negotiations for the proposed preferential trade agreement between India and five-nation Southern African Customs Union (SACU).
’Conclusion of India, SACU pact to increase trade flows’
The agreement aims at reducing tariffs for certain products. Tariffs are customs duties on merchandise imports.
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.
New FTA between MERCOSUR and SACU impacts Brazil export process
A new Free Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) entered into force on 1 April 2016, providing preference margins of 10%, 25%, 50% and 100% for almost 1,050 tariff items on each side.
African Union puts India’s free trade pact proposal on hold
New Delhi to explore potential trade pacts with individual countries.
India, Brazil agree to boost bilateral trade ties
The two countries agreed to hold trade monitoring mechanism and CEOs forums to explore potential areas of collaborations.
Trade barriers in India delaying India-SACU PTA: South African official
Delays in finalising a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) have been largely caused by different processes in Indian states and resistance to New Delhi’s wide-ranging goods list, a senior official said here.
Southern Africa: is the latest FTA another booby prize for Africa?
Some petty "sovereign" economic interests are the main reason why a billion dynamic people in Africa with such incredible natural resources continue to live in poverty.
Sacu committed to India negotiations
The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) said on Tuesday it was still committed to negotiations with India over a delayed preferential trade agreement (PTA).
India-SACU free trade agreement needs ‘fine-tuning’
The increasing amount of trade between Namibia and India is expected to balloon even further once the India-Southern African Customs Union Preferential Free Trade Agreement is finalised.
SACU: Dead man walking?
Late last year, the African cyberspace was buzzing with rumours that the region’s oldest trade agreement, the Southern African Customs Union or SACU was about to be finally killed off by South Africa. From Windhoek to Cape Town to Mbabane, trade policy wonks were debating what the most recent moves from Pretoria regarding SACU really meant.
Namibia and the Economic Partnership Agreement
Namibia’s principled refusal to get bullied into an agreement against what it considered its own best interests has served as an example for other countries originally more willing to give in to the pressure exerted by EU