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ICC mobilises Sub-Saharan Africa regional network to fight impact of COVID-19

ICC mobilises Sub-Saharan Africa regional network to fight impact of COVID-19

18 May 20  News
ICC convened a landmark Sub-Saharan Africa regional meeting this week bringing together participants from close to 20 African countries. The virtual meeting, which took place on 1...
Launching the African Approach on the Regional Consultation on the Global Forum on Migration and Development

Launching the African Approach on the Regional Consultation on the Global Forum on Migration and Development

18 May 20  News
The African Union Commission, through the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) and the Directorate of the Citizen and Diaspora Organizations (CIDO), launched the African Meeting of t...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

15 May 20  News
Updates on the closure of the Nakonde border post, COVID-19 testing for truck drivers Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure. ”Trucks from both ...
COMESA ministers approve harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines

COMESA ministers approve harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines

15 May 20  News
COMESA will develop an online platform for exchanging information on availability of essential products within the COMESA Member States as part of the response measures to the COVI...
Covid-19 and export restrictions: The limits of international trade law and lessons for the AfCFTA

Covid-19 and export restrictions: The limits of international trade law and lessons for the AfCFTA

14 May 20  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) today released a Policy Brief which provides a preliminary analysis, from an African perspective, of the limits of international ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

14 May 20  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to depart: The WTO will make an announcement Thursday about its Director-General Roberto Azevedo, a spokesman said, following reports he ...
IMF Emergency Funding in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

IMF Emergency Funding in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

14 May 20  Publications
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic is an unprecedented crisis facing the world and the global economy. Its social, welfare, health and economic consequences have been...
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

13 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD for...
Trade, Industry and Competition on impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on economy

Trade, Industry and Competition on impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on economy

13 May 20  News
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has noted with concern a series of recent comments and news articles that give the impression that the Minister of Trad...
Governance in abnormal times – dealing with COVID-19: A regional perspective from South Africa

Governance in abnormal times – dealing with COVID-19: A regional perspective from South Africa

13 May 20  Publications
It is too early to know the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus arrived unexpectedly, has spread across the globe in a short time, and is disrupting national health se...
South Africa’s trade for March 2020 – significant trade surplus shows the initial impact of COVID-19 on imports

South Africa’s trade for March 2020 – significant trade surplus shows the initial impact of COVID-19 on imports

13 May 20  Blog
On 30 April 2020, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) released South Africa’s latest official trade data – trade for March 2020. The data shows some of the initial impact...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

12 May 20  News
Lauren Johnston: How COVID-19 will change China and Africa’s economic relationship (WEF) One reason for China’s strictness may be earlier research suggesting that different ty...
COVID-19: Trade expert says AfCFTA could help Africa bounce back

COVID-19: Trade expert says AfCFTA could help Africa bounce back

12 May 20  News
The director of regional integration and trade at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Stephen Karingi, told an online group of journalists on 11 May 2020 that the African Con...
COMESA States want a socioeconomic study on the impact on COVID-19

COMESA States want a socioeconomic study on the impact on COVID-19

12 May 20  News
COMESA Member States have asked the Secretariat to conduct a socioeconomic study on the effects of the Coronavirus to inform ongoing COVID-19 containment measures and recovery stra...
ECA proposes COVID-19 exit strategies to bring African economies back on track

ECA proposes COVID-19 exit strategies to bring African economies back on track

11 May 20  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has released a new report proposing to African nations various coronavirus disease (COVID-19) exit strategies following the impos...
EAC Partner States directed to support local production of essential medical products and supplies to combat COVID-19 in the region

EAC Partner States directed to support local production of essential medical products and supplies to combat COVID-19 in the region

11 May 20  News
East African Community Partner States have been directed to support local production of essential medical products and supplies including masks, sanitizers, soaps, processed food, ...
ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies

ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies

08 May 20  News
African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and societal damage with figures from the United Nations Economic Commission for...
National trade facilitation committees lead reforms, respond to COVID-19

National trade facilitation committees lead reforms, respond to COVID-19

06 May 20  News
The committees are bringing public and private sectors together to ease trade in essential goods to combat the pandemic. Trade facilitation reforms are at the heart of countries...
Regional business community push for trade facilitation in amid COVID-19

Regional business community push for trade facilitation in amid COVID-19

06 May 20  News
The regional business community, under the umbrella of the COMESA Business Council (CBC) have urged Member States to facilitate the movement of transit essential cargo across the r...
Regional responses to COVID-19 in Africa

Regional responses to COVID-19 in Africa

05 May 20  News
Regional policy monitor The regional economic communities (RECs) and the African Union, as well as interested stakeholders, have responded to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  pand...

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