Executive Courses Introduction.

The African trade and economic integration agenda has been on the table for more than four decades. While the evolution of the integration agenda has led to various trading arrangements, during this period the level and depth of integration has been extremely modest particularly at implementation level. Resultantly, recognition of this state of a airs by African countries ushered a renewed vigour in the pursuit of Africa’s trade and economic integration. To this end, the heightened attention paid to the pursuit of Africa’s trade and economic integration has avowed a reality that, for a meaningful integration to take root in Africa, the continent must strive towards actualisation of a common economic des- tiny. The AU’s integration agenda, ranging from Agenda 2063, Continental Free Trade Area to BIAT, the advancement of trade and economic agenda at regional economic communities’ level and the pursuit of trade and economic relations beyond the Continent are all indicants of a rise of a prosperous Africa. It is in this context that trapca as a centre of excellence in trade policy, trade law and trade facilitation training has set itself up to contribute towards the African trade and economic integration agenda.

In support of the continental, regional and national initiatives on trade and economic integration, trapca provides a menu of training interventions for the benefit of African governments and relevant stakeholders. These interventions are building capacities, developing skillset and competences that are commensurate to the demands associated with actualising the Africa’s trade and economic agenda. In line with the continental and regional integration agenda, the edifice of interventions rests on building relevant capacities; skillset and competences aimed at facilitating implementation of existing trade regimes at regional and global levels.

The Executive courses: These courses are made up of pre-selected areas of trainings that the centre offers as open programmes. The courses can be tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of clients. These courses run to a maximum of 2 weeks. These course zeroes in on subject specific issues.

Through these courses, the participants interrogate these issues in detail with a view to fostering a conceptual understanding of their significance and relevance at policy formulation and implementation levels. The course is deeply seated within the African experiences and circumstances at national, regional, continental and global levels.

The Courses on offer during the year 2018 are as follows:

  • Trade Defense Instruments-
Conceptualization And Application;
  • SPS And TBT Non-Tariff Measures 
And The Right To Regulate;
  • African Regional Integration & The
 Reconciliation Of Rules Of Origin Regimes;
  • Relationship Of The CFTA & African
 Regional Trade Agreements;
  • Tools For Trade Policy Analysis;
  • Understanding Trade In Services
 Disciplines & Domestic Regulation;
  • African Regional Integration & The 
Reconciliation Of Rules Of Origin Regimes;
  • The Interface Between Trade Facilitation & Logistics
 & The Relevance To Public & Private Sector;
  • Key Aspects Of Trade Negotiations In 
Regional And Multilateral Contexts;
  • Trade Defense Instruments-
Conceptualization And Application;
  • The Interface Of International Standards
 And The Trade Facilitation Agreement;
  • Critical Aspects Of Trade Policy, Trade Law
 And Trade Negotiations For Executives;
  • Trade Facilitation and Sectoral Policies;
  • Key Aspects Of Competition Policy & Law & Relevance To Regional Integration; and
  • Critical Aspects Of Trade Policy, Law And Negotiations For Executives;
  • Understanding Trade In Services Disciplines
 And Domestic Regulations.

Fees and other costs

The fee for the programme will be payable in US dollars and will cover tuition, presentation material and other documentation. It also includes lunch and refreshments during each working day. Discounts are available for every 2 or more delegates registered from the same institution.

How to apply

Prospective participants should apply either through the trapca’s website www.trapca.org, or send an email to admissions@trapca.org