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Govt seeks to reduce dependency on Sacu
Cabinet has directed the finance ministry to develop policies that would reduce the country’s heavy reliance on the Southern Africa Customs Union revenue. This directive was issued during last week’s Cabinet meeting in Windhoek.
What next after the coming into force of African Free Trade Area
The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will be launched on 7 July 2019 in Niamey, Niger, by the Heads of State and Government at an extraordinary summit of the African Union.
Sacu, Mozambique fail to reach agreement to cushion Brexit impact
Issue with “cumulation,” which relates to certificates of origin required by exporters to both regions and differences in relation to timeframes for the continued recognition of sanitary and phytosanitary import requirements are not resolved.
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.
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.