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Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

07 Dec 20  News
African Union Heads of State and Government have underscored the urgent need for member states to kick-start trading activities, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCF...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Nov 20  News
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the C...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Nov 20  News
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. I...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Nov 20  News
National Agri sector predicted to show positive growth (IOL) Although the agriculture sector was expected to show positive growth next year, the Agribusiness Business Chamber (Ag...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Nov 20  News
National Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bn (Cape Business News) Despite the solid growth that the South African cotton industry has experienced in ...
African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

African Union Ministers for Trade report progress in AFCFTA negotiations

29 Oct 20  News
Minister Ebrahim Patel on progress in AFCFTA negotiations Just short of one month after assuming Chairship of the African Union Ministers of Trade, South Africa’s Minister of Tr...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Oct 20  News
National SA Government Commits to Strengthening Economic Ties with the Middle East (dtic) The South African government is committed to strengthening bilateral economic relations ...
F15 Ministers, Special Envoys for mobilization of international COVID-19 support

F15 Ministers, Special Envoys for mobilization of international COVID-19 support

26 Oct 20  News
Communiqué of the teleconference between the African Union Commission, the F15 Finance Ministers and the AU Special Envoys for the mobilization of international support for Africa...
AU Heads of State at the 2nd Mid-Year Coordination Meeting call on political and social actors to respect human rights and the rule of law

AU Heads of State at the 2nd Mid-Year Coordination Meeting call on political and social actors to respect human rights and the rule of law

23 Oct 20  News
Five years after the adoption of the Africa Agenda 2063 and its vision for greater African economic and political integration, and taking into consideration that next year marks th...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Oct 20  News
National Tax hikes and changes proposed for South Africa – including digital products and services (BusinessTech) South Africa is facing a significant shortfall in revenue coll...
African Union 2nd Mid-Year Coordination Meeting closes with a resolve to strengthen collaboration in line with the principle of subsidiarity

African Union 2nd Mid-Year Coordination Meeting closes with a resolve to strengthen collaboration in line with the principle of subsidiarity

23 Oct 20  News
Meeting ends with resolve to strengthen collaboration between the AU, RECs, RMs, the Member States, and other continental institutions The virtual meeting that took place on 22nd ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Oct 20  News
National African trade integration is still a far way off, envoy tells Parly (Fin24) African states are progressing with trade regimes that are past due in a bid to bolster trade...
Key Note Address by Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga delivered at the  2020 tralac Annual Conference

Key Note Address by Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga delivered at the 2020 tralac Annual Conference

21 Sep 20  News
I greet each and every one of you. I would like to begin by thanking tralac for the opportunity accorded to me to deliver the keynote address at your 2020 Annual Conference which ...
Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

03 Sep 20  Blog
Industrial development has always been featured in Africa’s integration agenda. In recent years this focus has been sharpened and industrial strategies at continental and regiona...
4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

31 Aug 20  News
A collaboration between the African Tax Administration Forum and the African Union Commission Outcome Statement The 4th ATAF High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue attracted over 529...
Taxing the digital economy: COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

Taxing the digital economy: COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

26 Aug 20  News
Taxing Rights for Africa in The New World & Effects of COVID-19: The Role of Tax Policymakers and Tax Administrators The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus o...
Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene at the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene at the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

17 Aug 20  News
On this occasion of the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat, let me express deep humility for having been elected by the 33rd Ordinary Session of the ...
Official Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Official Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

17 Aug 20  News
The AfCFTA Secretariat Building was officially commissioned and handed over by the African Union to Ghana on Monday, 17th August 2020. Speeches from the ceremony are available...
The Secretariat is pivotal to the success of the AfCFTA

The Secretariat is pivotal to the success of the AfCFTA

17 Aug 20  Blog
A recent World Bank study emphasises the importance of implementation and the reduction of ‘red tape and simplification of customs procedures’ as key to the success of the AfCF...
In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

16 Aug 20  News
Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AU Commission, like most intergovernmental organisations around the world, has shifted most of its activities online. In this contex...

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