Tag: Digital economy

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

05 May 20  News
Wamkele Mene: Digital trade the only tool for Africa’s economic recovery (EWN) AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene said he had gone back to the drawing board to review his pri...
How countries can expand access to digital financial services

How countries can expand access to digital financial services

04 May 20  News
A new World Bank report provides valuable insights for policymakers and for financial sector players seeking to expedite financial inclusion and development of digital financial se...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

29 Apr 20  News
The Intra-Africa Trade Fair, scheduled to take place in Kigali in September this year, has been postponed to September 2021 President Ramaphosa, as Chair of the African Union, con...
Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

07 Apr 20  Blog
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on African countries will be known only after the situation is brought under control. There will be immediate shocks to livelihoods, a...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

06 Apr 20  News
African Union: Impact of the Coronavirus Covid-19 on the African economy Based on the description of specific key indicators of the African economy three scenarios are constructed...
Protecting the vulnerable and excluded in the financial sector

Protecting the vulnerable and excluded in the financial sector

06 Apr 20  Blog
As the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it brings with it a global economic crisis. With economies only now beginning to properly recover from the glob...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

01 Apr 20  News
South Africa: February 2020 trade surplus of R14.15bn (SARS) The South African Revenue Service has released trade statistics for February 2020 which record a trade surplus of R14....
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

19 Mar 20  News
The AfCFTA and the US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement challenge: getting beyond divide-and-rule (Wilson Center’s African Program) Hardly had South African President Cyril Ramaphosa s...
Trade in the Digital Economy: A tralac guide

Trade in the Digital Economy: A tralac guide

12 Mar 20  Publications
This booklet provides a handy guide on e-commerce, the digital economy and trade. The digitalisation of the economy requires new ways of thinking about competition, intellect...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 20  News
IGAD protocol on free movement of persons endorsed at ministerial meeting (IGAD) Ministers in charge of Internal Affairs and those in charge of Labour of Member States of the Inte...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Feb 20  News
Diarise: Special Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa ( 24 February, Victoria Falls). The session will focus on leveraging the Decade of Action for the re...
AfCFTA and the digital reality of trade today

AfCFTA and the digital reality of trade today

13 Feb 20  Publications
Digitisation has contributed to a changing trade environment in many ways – facilitating multinational value chains, enabling the rise of the micro-multinational and giving us ne...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Feb 20  News
Posted in Addis: The 2020 AU Handbook US revokes WTO subsidy preferences for South Africa and some other countries (Bloomberg, Fin24) The Trump administration is changing a key e...
Finding African Solutions for the Taxation of Digital Trade

Finding African Solutions for the Taxation of Digital Trade

19 Dec 19  Blog
The development of the digital economy has brought many public policy and administrative challenges to governments worldwide. Among these is how an international taxation system th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 19  News
Next week, in Addis: Committee on Private Sector Development, Regional Integration, Trade, Infrastructure, Industry and Technology. Extracts from featured submissions: Issues ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Nov 19  News
Global Ireland: Ireland’s new Strategy for Africa, to 2025 (DFA) To increase the value of two-way trade between Ireland and Africa to at least €5n by 2025 and to pro...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

25 Nov 19  News
A preview of the East African Business and Investment Summit (28-29 November, Arusha) Harmonising airspace is one of the issues that the East Africa Business Council will discuss...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 19  News
Nigeria to form border force with neighbors Benin and Niger to fight smuggling (Reuters) Nigeria and neighboring countries Benin and Niger have agreed to set up a joint border pat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 19  News
Digitising logistics in Africa (Briter Bridges) Progressively more businesses operating in African markets are adopting digital solutions to monitor their supply chain or broaden ...