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08 Dec 21  News
National Economist: COVID effects will be determining factor in SA’s economic growth (Eyewitness News) Economists say the effects of the Omicron variant and the ability of busi...
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25 Nov 21  News
National Auto industry welcomes the introduction of cleaner fuels in 2023 – Naamsa (Engineering News) The Automotive Business Council says it welcomes the announcement of the n...
Burundi’s intra-Africa trade and tariff profile for 2020

Burundi’s intra-Africa trade and tariff profile for 2020

19 Nov 21  Infographics
In 2020, 38% of Burundi’s world exports were to the rest of Africa. Burundi’s main African export markets are DRC, Tanzania and Sudan, which accounted for about 75% of total ex...
Seychelles’ intra-Africa trade and tariff profile for 2020

Seychelles’ intra-Africa trade and tariff profile for 2020

19 Nov 21  Infographics
Seychelles’ intra-Africa trade was USD 8 million in 2020. This was 2% of its global exports. The bulk of Seychelles’ intra-Africa exports were destined to different African cou...
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06 Sep 21  News
National How the South African government can boost its credibility in the agricultural sector (Yahoo!) Governments can build credibility over time through consistent commitment ...
Zambia: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

Zambia: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

11 Jun 21  Infographics
In 2020, 21% of Zambia’s world exports and 46% of world imports were intra-Africa. Between 2019 and 2020, Zambia’s exports to Africa increased by 2%, and imports declined by 27...
Zimbabwe: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

Zimbabwe: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

04 Jun 21  Infographics
In 2020, 55% of Zimbabwe’s world exports and 60% of world imports were intra-Africa. Between 2019 and 2020, Zimbabwe’s exports to Africa declined by 8%, and imports increased b...
COMESA Ministers of Industry approve frameworks for implementing the Regional Industrial Strategy

COMESA Ministers of Industry approve frameworks for implementing the Regional Industrial Strategy

27 May 21  News
Ministers of Industry from the 21 COMESA Member States have approved the implementation strategy of the regional local content policy framework and the management of the Special Ec...
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05 Mar 21  News
Country focus MPs talk value addition before ratifying SADC protocol (New Era) After the tabling of the ratification of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol...
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09 Nov 20  News
National Critical shortage of building and construction materials in SA (Moneyweb) Critical shortages of building and construction materials, including cement, steel, bricks and ...
Continental and Regional Trade Regimes Need Proper Management to Succeed

Continental and Regional Trade Regimes Need Proper Management to Succeed

20 Oct 20  News
There is need for proper management of the interface between the continental and the regional free trade regimes to generate a range of win-win outcomes for various stakeholders in...
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28 Sep 20  News
National news the dtic and CDE to Host Webinar on SEZS as Drivers of Economic Growth and Industrialisation The role of the Special Economic Zones (SEZS) as drivers of economic gr...
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14 Sep 20  News
National news Namibia records N$3.5 billion deficit for July (New Era) In July 2020, Namibia recorded a trade deficit of N$3.5 billion, after the country’s exports stood at N$5...
COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

14 Sep 20  News
The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application designed to provide access to real-time information to Clearing and Forwarding ...
Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19

Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19

09 Sep 20  News
Central Banks in the COMESA region has been implementing new policy instruments and made changes to their monetary policy frameworks in order to address low growth and increase in ...
COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

24 Aug 20  News
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS) which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and ...
Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

24 Aug 20  News
Several Member States (MS) in the COMESA region are at a disadvantage with their trading partners because of the lack of reliable, accurate and comparable measurement equipment and...
Access to justice and curial authority in COMESA, the EAC and ECOWAS

Access to justice and curial authority in COMESA, the EAC and ECOWAS

20 Aug 20  Publications
Two recurring themes in discussions of the courts of justice of African regional economic communities (RECs) are that African states do not litigate against each other (except when...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

05 Aug 20  News
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Co...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan underway

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan underway

29 Jul 20  News
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets...

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