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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...
COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

COVID-19 in Africa – some reflections on trade matters

04 May 20  News
Reality check Poverty, inequality and exclusion are key factors contributing to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on all African countries. Issues like fragile healthcare system...
A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

04 May 20  News
There will be no return to the “old normal,” governments must act to create a new economy and more jobs. The urgent health crisis that is COVID-19 has created a historic reces...
COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact

COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact

04 May 20  News
Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO po...
EAC unveils COVID-19 Response Plan

EAC unveils COVID-19 Response Plan

01 May 20  News
The East African Community has unveiled a comprehensive COVID-19 Response Plan to reinforce measures to protect and prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic within ...
Insights on African businesses’ reactions and outlook to COVID-19

Insights on African businesses’ reactions and outlook to COVID-19

01 May 20  News
New ECA-IEC report takes stock of the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and trade The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ...
SADC Regional Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

SADC Regional Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Apr 20  News
SADC regional Response to COVID-19: Bulletin No. 3 This report provides the global, continental and regional situation of COVID-19. On the global perspective, the report provides ...
IATF2020 Postponed due to COVID-19

IATF2020 Postponed due to COVID-19

29 Apr 20  News
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African Union (AU) and the Government of Rwanda have decided to postpone by one year the second...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

28 Apr 20  News
Diarise: South Africa’s March merchandise trade statistics will be released on Thursday Selected submissions to the US Trade Representative ahead of negotiations on the proposed...
Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

28 Apr 20  News
UNCTAD issues an action plan to tear down barriers to trade and transport and ensure the free flow of goods, food and essential supplies. As countries adopt radical measures to br...
COVID-19 Trade and trade-related measures in Africa

COVID-19 Trade and trade-related measures in Africa

27 Apr 20  News
Country Policy Tracker tralac is monitoring trade-related policy responses to the Coronavirus global pandemic. Below is a list of COVID-19 trade and trade-related measures be...
Innovative tech and connectivity key to fighting COVID-19 in Africa

Innovative tech and connectivity key to fighting COVID-19 in Africa

24 Apr 20  News
Dealing with the health and economic challenges of COVID-19 has made one point abundantly clear for African countries – “that we need broadband, faster, cheaper, and expan...
COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed

COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed

24 Apr 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic hits developing countries at a time when they have already been struggling with unsustainable debt burdens for many years, as well as with rising health ne...
President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa’s response to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa’s response to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

23 Apr 20  News
My Fellow South Africans, It has been exactly seven weeks since the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in our country.  Since then, all our lives have changed in fu...
WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis

WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis

23 Apr 20  News
Eighty countries and customs territories so far have introduced export prohibitions or restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the WTO Secre...

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