Tag: COVID-19

Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

14 Jul 20  News
In a report to the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place from 7 to 16 July, the WTO Secretariat highlights that trade, fiscal and monetary policies are key ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 20  News
The Journal of African Trade has posted a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue: The AfCFTA and African trade. This special issue aims to provide a timely collection of a...
Climate Change in times of COVID-19

Climate Change in times of COVID-19

13 Jul 20  Blog
In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may appear that climate change related issues have been temporarily confined on the backburner. The COP26 climate summit scheduled to take...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 20  News
Diarise: 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings (12-18 October) Next stages of WTO DG selection process: General Council Chair Walker announces timelines Commemoration of the first ...
Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster

Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster

10 Jul 20  News
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic...
COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals

COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals

10 Jul 20  News
UNCTAD’s SDG Pulse 2020 shows that progress on critical targets of the sustainable development goals has stalled amid the coronavirus crisis. The coronavirus crisis is pushing c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 20  News
Joint Statement on the Commemoration of African Integration Day (African Union) Joint Statement of the Chairperson of the Assembly of the African Union, The African Continent...
‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

08 Jul 20  News
The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable d...
Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

08 Jul 20  News
It’s close to two months since COMESA developed and issued Guidelines for Movement of Goods and Services across the Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this period, there...
Why is it so difficult to start trading under AfCFTA Rules?

Why is it so difficult to start trading under AfCFTA Rules?

06 Jul 20  Blog
The simple answer to this question is that the task at hand is a daunting one. It should not be underestimated. The modus operandi employed for completing the African Continental F...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 20  News
Africa should eye strategies to reduce import dependency of essential goods (UNECA) Africa has been battling to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and to address its impacts but...
Government commences urgent investigation into the supply of scrap to the metals industry in response to Covid-19

Government commences urgent investigation into the supply of scrap to the metals industry in response to Covid-19

03 Jul 20  News
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Mr Ebrahim Patel, has issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Afri...
South Africa’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

South Africa’s policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic

03 Jul 20  News
Since midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020, South Africa has been in lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa first addressed the nation on COVID-19 on 15 March, declaring a national st...
Africa should eye strategies to reduce import dependency of essential goods

Africa should eye strategies to reduce import dependency of essential goods

03 Jul 20  News
Africa has been battling to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and to address its impacts but the socioeconomic hardship suffered is significant.  The continent has experie...
WHO urges strong COVID-19 safety measures as African countries to resume air travel

WHO urges strong COVID-19 safety measures as African countries to resume air travel

03 Jul 20  News
As African countries begin to reopen borders and air spaces, it is crucial that governments take effective measures to mitigate the risk of a surge in infections due to the resumpt...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 20  News
African Union says urgent need to address patents and technology barriers for access to future COVID-19 vaccines (ReliefWeb) In a communique issued following the ‘Africa’...
COVID-19 to curtail FDI flows to Africa in 2020: How to mitigate the effects in the long-term?

COVID-19 to curtail FDI flows to Africa in 2020: How to mitigate the effects in the long-term?

02 Jul 20  Blog
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will negatively impact foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa and the rest of the world. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev...
Youth and post-COVID-19 recovery strategies in Africa and beyond

Youth and post-COVID-19 recovery strategies in Africa and beyond

01 Jul 20  Blog
It is clear that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have severe global health, social, and economic impact on people and economies. To date, the science and statistics indica...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jul 20  News
Diarise: As part of the AU’s commemoration of Africa Integration Day 2020, tralac will on 4 July host a webinar, Leveraging the AfCFTA for Africa’s development – Lessons from...
Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: A beacon of hope for the continent

Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: A beacon of hope for the continent

01 Jul 20  Blog
Leaders are those who connect the dots. Equally, youth entrepreneurship in Africa will be driven by the young minds who have the ability to connect the dots. With so many challenge...