Eckart Naumann

Associate, Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa, tralac

Eckart Naumann is an independent economist and an Associate of the Trade Law Centre (tralac). He has done work relating to range of industries and subjects, usually around international trade, while much focus has been on rules of origin, including various intra-African agreements as well as those with the EU (Cotonou, EPAs). He has assisted regional communities and individual countries on rules of origin, especially in their preparations for negotiating revised rules of origin, and in capacity building initiatives for stakeholders including the private sector, customs bodies, trade ministries and regional secretariats. Work for the private sector includes rules of origin related strategy and technical assistance. In the run-up to and preparation for the EPAs, he was part of the ACP Expert Group on rules of origin. 

Bridges news

11 December 2014
La SADC, le COMESA et la CAE comprennent 26 pays d’Afrique de l’Est et d’Afrique australe qui négocient actuellement une ZLE Tripartite générale avec de nouvelles règles d’origine préférentielles. La Zone de libre-échange tripartite (ZLET) SADC-COMESA-CAE a été officiellement lancée lors d’un...
28 October 2014
SADC, COMESA and EAC comprise 26 Southern and East African Countries currently negotiating a comprehensive tripartite FTA with new preferential origin rules. The SADC-COMESA-EAC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) was formally launched at a summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2011. This...
22 July 2011
La publication le 10 mai 2011 par la Commission européenne (CE) d'une proposition de règlement (1) pour le Système de Préférences Généralisées (SPG) de l'UE devant entrer en vigueur le 1er janvier 2014 au plus tard, a renouvelé l'attention portée aux régimes commerciaux préférentiels de l'UE. Six...
15 July 2011
The publication by the European Commission (EC) on 10 May 2011 of a proposed regulation [1] for the EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), set to enter into force no later than 1 January 2014, has renewed focus on the EU preferential trade arrangements. Half a year before that, the EC...
19 December 2008
Les règles d’origine préférentielles établissent des prescriptions administratives et en matière de transformation locale.qui permettent d’obtenir pour des biens et des matériaux un accès préférentiel au marché d’un partenaire commercial donné. Le présent article donne un bref aperçu des...
19 December 2008
Preferential Rules of Origin (RoO) set administrative and local processing requirements that enable goods and materials to obtain preferential access to the market of a given trade partner. In the following article, a brief overview of changes to the RoO that have been negotiated in the context of...