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29 September 2022

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EU-SACU Arbitration Report

This Final Report is issued in the context of a dispute between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). This dispute was lodged under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six states from the Southern African Development Community (the SADC EPA States),1 and relates to a bilateral safeguard measure adopted in 2018 by SACU in relation to the importation of frozen bone-in chicken cuts from the EU.2

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EU-SACU Poultry Safeguard Measure Arbitration

In a historic milestone, in its final Report delivered on the 3rd August 2022, the Arbitration Panel's Ruling on the dispute between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Member States, secures a landmark victory for the SACU poultry industry.

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CHANGE OF THE SACU CHAIRMANSHIP

The Kingdom of Eswatini will assume the Chairmanship of the SACU Summit, Council of Ministers and Commission, effective from the 15th July 2022 to the 14th July 2023. Eswatini takes over from the Republic of Botswana, who held the SACU Chair from the 15th July 2021 to 14th July 2022. The SACU Chairmanship rotates amongst the Member States for a period of twelve (12) months, in alphabetical order.

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE 7TH SUMMIT OF THE SACU HEADS OF STATE OR GOVERNMENT

The 7th Summit of the Heads of State or Government of the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) was held on Thursday, 30th June 2022, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana.

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STATEMENTS DELIVERED AT THE SACU INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE

1. Statement by His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of the SACU Summit

2. Remarks by Ms. Paulina M. Elago, Executive Secretary of SACU Secretariat
3. Remarks by Honourable Mmusi Kgafela, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana
4. Remarks by Honourable Senator Manqoba Khumalo, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade of Eswatini
5. Remarks by Honourable Dr. Thabiso Molapo, Minister of Trade and Industry of Lesotho
6. Remarks by Honourable Lucia Iipumbu, Minister of Industrialisation and Trade of Namibia
7. Remarks by His Excellency Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the AfCFTA
 

PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT THE SACU INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE ON INVESTMENT AND EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIORITY SECTORS

1. Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain
2. Leather and Leather Products
3. Meat and Meat Products
4. Cosmetics and Essential Oils
5. Textile and Clothing
 

PRESENTATIONS ON THE SYNOPSIS OF KEY INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN THE SACU REGION BY INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCIES

1. Key Investment Projects – Botswana
2. Key Investment Projects - Eswatini
3. Key Investment Projects - Lesotho
4. Key Investment Projects - Namibia
5. Key Investment Projects – South Africa
 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

1. Taking SACU Export Products beyond borders – Tapping into the AfCFTA Market and Beyond
2. Overview of the SACU Work Programme on Industrialisation
 

SACU Member States Country Profiles

SACU Member States Country Profiles e-Booklet
 

Investement Projects

Compilation of Investment Projects in the SACU Region
SACU Members States