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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...
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...

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