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Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

Digitalise transport and trade procedures to ease the supply of essential goods during COVID-19 and beyond

29 Jun 20  Blog
Governments across the world have implemented measures to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Trade-related measures have been implemented particularly to ensure th...
COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

29 Jun 20  News
The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, inc...
How Should the Covid-19 Pandemic Inform Economic and Trade Policy?

How Should the Covid-19 Pandemic Inform Economic and Trade Policy?

29 Jun 20  Blog
The Covid-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on economic activity globally. The World Trade Organization estimated in April that world trade would fall by between 13 and 32% i...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

26 Jun 20  News
A tralac Special Feature on the Corporate Council on Africa’s inaugural Leaders Forum, Resilient US-Africa business engagement to drive post COVID-19 recovery, which concludes to...
COVID-19: Africa and the United States to remain key partners, says President Kagame

COVID-19: Africa and the United States to remain key partners, says President Kagame

26 Jun 20  News
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) launched its inaugural Leaders Forum – a high level virtual forum to bring together Heads of State, senior USG and Af...
WTO: African Group Statement on the Implications of COVID-19

WTO: African Group Statement on the Implications of COVID-19

26 Jun 20  News
Introduction COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis of our time – the worst global health crisis in 100 years. It threatens to disproportionately affect developing and least develo...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

25 Jun 20  News
The first round of talks for the proposed Kenya-USA FTA will take place from 9-17 July. Multi-video: CS Maina unveils negotiation guide Proposed Kenya-United States FTA Agreement:...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

24 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD’s latest Policy Brief: Making trade agreements work for gender equality - exploring data gaps and availability SADC Council approves revised regional guidelines to ease c...
SADC Council approves revised regional guidelines to ease cross-border transport operations and standardise operating procedures

SADC Council approves revised regional guidelines to ease cross-border transport operations and standardise operating procedures

24 Jun 20  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) extra-ordinary Council of Ministers Meeting held virtually on 23rd June 2020 has approved the Revised Regional Guidelines on ...
Communiqué from Private Sector and Business Associations in SADC on COVID-19 Trade Challenges and Post Recovery Strategies

Communiqué from Private Sector and Business Associations in SADC on COVID-19 Trade Challenges and Post Recovery Strategies

24 Jun 20  News
Background The Directors of National Private Sector Apex Body and Regional Business Body Associations in the SADC region held an online meeting on 10 June 2020 to discuss the post...
SADC Regional Response to COVID-19: Transport and trade facilitation, climate change and the environment

SADC Regional Response to COVID-19: Transport and trade facilitation, climate change and the environment

24 Jun 20  News
The 7th Bulletin of the SADC Regional COVID-19 provides highlights of global and regional developments. The world is currently waiting for a vaccine; this report provides highligh...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

23 Jun 20  News
Launched today by the ECA, in collaboration with the MTN Group: The Africa Communication and Information Platform. The Platform will furnish national and regional COVID task forces...
Treat climate crisis with same urgency as COVID-19 pandemic: new ECA paper

Treat climate crisis with same urgency as COVID-19 pandemic: new ECA paper

23 Jun 20  News
A post-coronavirus recovery in Africa should address the fundamental causes of vulnerabilities and go beyond fiscal and monetary adjustments whose sole aim is to ensure the surviva...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

22 Jun 20  News
Diarise: ECOWAS Ministerial meeting for the adoption of two new ECOWAS standards (25 June) The West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) has launched its official website. Th...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

19 Jun 20  News
A special feature on the Kenya-USA FTA: The United States-Kenya Free Trade Area (FTA): insights into the bilateral trade relationship and early progress on setting terms for a...
COVID-19: African Union Chair, President Ramaphosa launches the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, Africa’s Unified Continental Response to fight the pandemic

COVID-19: African Union Chair, President Ramaphosa launches the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, Africa’s Unified Continental Response to fight the pandemic

18 Jun 20  News
The African Union Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, today launched the ‘Africa Medical Supplies Platform’ adopted as a single online marketplace to enabl...
Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

18 Jun 20  News
Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty The damage has been done: COVID-19 has dealt the global economy its most severe blow since the Second World War, c...
Africa launches medical supplies platform to fight COVID-19

Africa launches medical supplies platform to fight COVID-19

18 Jun 20  News
As Africa braces itself for the peak in COVID-19 cases, the continent is launching the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, an innovative marketplace to enable all African governments...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

17 Jun 20  News
Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19: selected highlights Joint Statement: extract We fully recognize the positive role of China-Africa investmen...
Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19

Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19

17 Jun 20  News
The COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge to humankind, and is the most serious global public health emergency since the end of World War II. To defeat COVID-19 through greater s...

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