Tag: COVID-19

tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

04 Jun 20  News
Rosa Whitaker, Stephen Lande: US trade is key to driving Africa’s post-coronavirus recovery (US News) AGOA expires in 2025. Ideally it would be superseded by a US-Africa free tr...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

03 Jun 20  News
The AfDB has posted its North Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper 2020-2026 The North Africa Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP-NA) 2020-2026 has been designed to su...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

02 Jun 20  News
COVID-19 and trade in SSA: impacts and policy response (World Bank) Measures taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 have led to a sharp contraction of the global economy and an e...
COVID-19 and trade in SSA: Impacts and policy response

COVID-19 and trade in SSA: Impacts and policy response

02 Jun 20  News
COVID-19 will have a severe economic impact in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade is the Key Channel The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis. However, measures a...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

01 Jun 20  News
Diarise: The OACPS hosts (3 June) first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit on the theme: Transcending the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. ec...
EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

01 Jun 20  News
EAC Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The system is expect...
The impact of COVID-19 on African Oil Sector: A special report by AFREC on the implications on African Countries

The impact of COVID-19 on African Oil Sector: A special report by AFREC on the implications on African Countries

01 Jun 20  News
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is bringing unprecedented changes to the world. Its impact and the necessary response of governments will mean that the next one to two years at least w...
SARS releases merchandise trade statistics for April 2020

SARS releases merchandise trade statistics for April 2020

29 May 20  News
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today released trade statistics for April 2020 recording a trade deficit of R35.02 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswa...
COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

29 May 20  News
Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Gu...
COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

27 May 20  News
UNCTAD and the WHO have teamed up to respond to the urgent call to boost local production of essential medicines in developing countries. With more than 100 projects to develop a ...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
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26 May 20  News
The AfCFTA Secretariat, through the AUC, invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of AU Member States to submit applications for the positions of: Director ...
COVID-19: Trade and related measures and responses in Africa

COVID-19: Trade and related measures and responses in Africa

25 May 20  Publications
Most, if not all, African governments have implemented several trade-related responses and measures during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The aims of the measures are to faci...
Why it may be better not to rush the Implementation of the AfCFTA now

Why it may be better not to rush the Implementation of the AfCFTA now

25 May 20  Blog
There have been urgent calls for completing the outstanding African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations and to implement this new continental free trade regime as soo...
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25 May 20  News
Trudi Hartzenberg: Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each yea...
Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA

Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA

25 May 20  Blog
We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each year since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, and...
COVID-19 must enable a new Africa – President Ramaphosa

COVID-19 must enable a new Africa – President Ramaphosa

25 May 20  News
Africa has marked the 57th Africa Day amid the Coronavirus pandemic with African Union Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, calling on the continent to use the global crisis as a...
The Implications of COVID-19 for regional trade

The Implications of COVID-19 for regional trade

25 May 20  Blog
COVID-19 is a global pandemic and will have severe implications for African nations. Inadequate public facilities, wide-spread poverty and crowded living conditions make them parti...
COVID-19 and its implications for women

COVID-19 and its implications for women

25 May 20  Blog
In a recent op-ed, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook drew attention to the “double-double shift” that COVID-19 is imposing on women.[1] Women have multip...
EAC Regional response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

EAC Regional response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

25 May 20  Blog
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an impact on the East African Community (EAC) economies both directly and indirectly as a result of the measures being taken currently to contain t...