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tralac’s Daily News selection

21 May 20  News
The 2nd edition of the African Regional Integration Index will be launched tomorrow. Further details of the webinar can be accessed here. South Africa: Masondo punts com...
Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

21 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with t...
PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?

PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?

21 May 20  News
We are likely to see increased competition between the US and China, rising nationalism and weak global leadership. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality o...
World Bank Group: 100 Countries get support in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

World Bank Group: 100 Countries get support in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

21 May 20  News
Unprecedented Crisis Could Push Up to 60 Million into Extreme Poverty The World Bank Group on 19 May 2020 announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) have r...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

20 May 20  News
WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade (WTO) The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

19 May 20  News
How much will poverty rise in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020? (World Bank) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is expected to drastically slow 2020 GDP per capita growth in Sub-Saharan A...
The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy

The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy

19 May 20  Blog
Received wisdom from a wide spectrum of commentators is that our post-COVID-19 world is going to be different from the one the virus invaded. Predictions vary considerably as to wh...
African regional responses to COVID-19

African regional responses to COVID-19

19 May 20  News
There is widespread recognition that the novel coronavirus is a global challenge. In order to contain the virus and address its devastating secondary effects, global collective act...
Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

19 May 20  News
With the current fast-changing developments, policy makers need to know what is happening to the economy in real time, but they often must settle for data telling them what happene...
Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

19 May 20  News
As COVID-19 spreads to countries with poor health systems, the United Nations and its partners are racing against time to ensure that life-saving personal protective equipment and ...
WTO Members discuss trade responses to COVID-19 pandemic

WTO Members discuss trade responses to COVID-19 pandemic

19 May 20  News
At a meeting of the General Council on 15 May, WTO members exchanged views regarding trade responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many members said the unprecedented crisis was best a...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

18 May 20  News
The AU has advertised the post of executive director for STATAFRIC, based in Tunis. The closing date for applications is 11 June. African Business: Africa’s Top 250 Companies in...
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 ...
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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...

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