n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - The SADC Trade Agenda, a tool to facilitate regional commercial law : an analysis

Volume 21, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



The harmonisation of trade laws and commercial practices is an important ingredient of regional integration, without which meaningful economic integration cannot be achieved. Economic integration needs a legal framework to foster and support it. It is widely acknowledged that conflicts and divergences arising from the laws of different states in matters relating to international trade constitute an obstacle to the development of that trade. The existence, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) of widely accepted trade laws and commercial practices would eliminate a number of problems that currently plague intra-regional trade.

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