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India, Mauritius to sign preferential trade pact
Mauritius and India are expected to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) next week to boost the island’s exports and provide India with the opportunity to tap into African markets.
South Africa: trade beat
Trade talks appear to have picked up pace in the latter part of the year. SA has another free-trade deal in the bag and talks with the US are scheduled to resume after a year-long stall.
Resist external forces, trade bodies urged
Regional trade integration bodies must stand together and prevent outside forces like the European Union (EU) from promoting divisions to suit their varied agendas, especially when dealing with African member states, a Government minister has urged.
Advised to choose either SADC or EA Customs Union
The European Union has advised Tanzania to either retain membership in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and withdraw from the East African Customs Union (EACU), or vice versa.
Does EFTA scare SADC?
Tralac’s Hilton Zunckel comments on the Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the Southern African Customs Union and the European Free Trade Area.
Zimbabwe joins new trade bloc
Zimbabwe has decided to negotiate its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union under a new trading bloc known as the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) group.
SADC appoints Botswana to co-ordinate EPA negotiations
SADC has appointed Botswana to co-ordinate the first phase of negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.