Tag: COVID-19

National and regional perspectives and responses on the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border trade and Customs border management – what are we learning?

National and regional perspectives and responses on the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border trade and Customs border management – what are we learning?

12 Oct 20  Blog
What began as a worldwide health crisis, turned out to be a global economic shock of unimaginable effects on cross-border trade for travellers, traders, transporters, and policy-ma...
Effects of the COVID-19 Measures on Trade Facilitation in SADC

Effects of the COVID-19 Measures on Trade Facilitation in SADC

12 Oct 20  Blog
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide and to try and contain the spread of the virus governments the world over have imposed various measures which have l...
COVID-19 Control Measures in SADC – Striking a balance between control and Trade Facilitation

COVID-19 Control Measures in SADC – Striking a balance between control and Trade Facilitation

12 Oct 20  Blog
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have not spared the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and like in all other parts of the world, economies of the member stat...
Consortium of Global Multilateral Development Banks calls for measures to support trade continuity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Consortium of Global Multilateral Development Banks calls for measures to support trade continuity in Sub-Saharan Africa

09 Oct 20  News
The Pulse check report issued by a consortium of multilateral development banks and trade research institutions, recounts the views of sub-Saharan banks on multi-lat...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Oct 20  News
National One SA’s Economic Recovery Plan revealed: 20 key interventions (The South African) One South Africa Movement (One SA) Chief Activist Mmusi Maimane, on Thursday 8 Octob...
World Bank confirms economic downturn in sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery

World Bank confirms economic downturn in sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery

09 Oct 20  News
As Sub-Saharan African countries continue to face economic uncertainty in the time of COVID-19, the region’s latest macroeconomic analysis says governments can look to policy ref...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Oct 20  News
National Illicit trade hotline to curb illegal activity (IOL) Illegal trading is one of the biggest threats to economic order and growth in the country, according to the Consumer...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

07 Oct 20  News
National South Africa’s exports to China were surprisingly better in the ‘pandemic quarter’ (Engineering News) While South Africa had seen on overall decline in exports dur...
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tralac Daily News

06 Oct 20  News
National ITAC Completes Investigation Into the Supply of Scrap to the Metals Industry (the dtic) The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has completed an initial...
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tralac Daily News

05 Oct 20  News
National South Africa: Update on partial re-opening of borders (SAnews) Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration...
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tralac Daily News

02 Oct 20  News
National Tax breaks, grey import probe needed to grow local car market, says Naamsa (Engineering News) As many European countries reintroduce lockdown measures to deal with a sec...
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tralac Daily News

01 Oct 20  News
National SA’s trade surplus widens, but it could be thwarted by renewed lockdown restrictions (Fin24) While South Africa’s trade surplus increased in August, concerns of...
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tralac Daily News

30 Sep 20  News
National news Commitment made to reduce food waste (TimesLIVE) “Ultimately, the CGCSA is advocating for legislation to make it possible for surplus food, which is still safe fo...
G20 debt service suspension initiative applications rose to 46 countries to date

G20 debt service suspension initiative applications rose to 46 countries to date

29 Sep 20  News
G20 IFA WG advances its agenda on Financial Resilience and Supporting the Recovery The G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group (IFA WG) concluded today its Septembe...
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tralac Daily News

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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tralac Daily News

24 Sep 20  News
National news Manufacturing tipping point could be pushed back by innovation and tech – De Ruyter (Engineering News) Addressing the Manufacturing Circle annual general meeting ...
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tralac Daily News

23 Sep 20  News
National news Retail trade confidence edged up in Q3 – Bureau for Economic Research (Business Report) The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) on Monday said that retail trade co...
SACU Secretariat hosts 4th Ministerial Retreat

SACU Secretariat hosts 4th Ministerial Retreat

23 Sep 20  News
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, chaired the 4th joint Finance and Trade Ministers’ virtual Ministerial Retreat meeting on 21 September 2020. The Ministers ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Sep 20  News
National news Corruption an ‘added burden’ in fight against Covid-19, says Mkhize (The Citizen) Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has decried how corruption, particularly in prici...
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 ...