tralac (Trade Law Centre) is a public benefit organisation based in the Western Cape region of South Africa. tralac was established in 2002, with the financial support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). We develop technical expertise and capacity in trade governance across Africa. We are committed to the principles of rules-based governance at the national, regional and international levels. We believe that better governance and strong institutions are essential elements for inclusive and sustainable growth.
tralac’s vision is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence building trade law and policy capacity in east and southern Africa in order to support rules-based governance of international trade.
tralac’s mission is to build trade law and policy capacity in east and southern Africa; assisting these countries to develop their capacity to produce tradables competitively, to enhance their trade performance and to ensure that trade contributes to development, within a rules-based system of international trade governance.
Tel +27 21 880 2010
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