Over the past decade, SADC Member States have achieved significant reductions in tariff barriers within the region. By 2012, essentially all intra-SADC trade will be duty free. Moving forward, in addition to consolidating the gains of the FTA, SADC is embarked on an increasingly ambitious agenda which includes the establishment of the Tripartite FTA, a SADC Customs Union and eventually a SADC Common Market. SATH advisors will work to support SADC across these initiatives.
We will be working specifically in three sub-areas:
- Effective Implementation of the FTA
- Successful Implementation of the Tripartite Summit Agreement
- Increased Capacity of Member States to Engage in Trade Negotiations and Implement Trade Agreements