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tralac Daily News

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01 Aug 23  News
South Africa: Trade balance dipped unexpectedly in June (The Citizen) South Africa’s merchandise trade balance unexpectedly dipped in June, with the value of the country’s exp...
Algeria and the African Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities and challenges

Algeria and the African Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities and challenges

20 Jul 23  Publications
Algeria is classified as a lower-middle-income country, with a real gross domestic product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP) of $488 billion and a GDP per capita (in dollars c...
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14 Jul 23  News
Transnet container terminals remain optimistic of strong citrus season finish (Engineering News) Average year-on-year comparisons of citrus handling volumes show a 9.2% volume inc...
Algeria and the AfCFTA – diversification and regional value chain participation

Algeria and the AfCFTA – diversification and regional value chain participation

14 Jul 23  Publications
This Trade Brief gives a snapshot overview of Algeria’s global economic and trading environment. It is accompanied by an infographic highlighting key economic and trade indicator...
L'Algérie et la Zone de Libre Échange Continentale Africaine – opportunités et contraintes

L'Algérie et la Zone de Libre Échange Continentale Africaine – opportunités et contraintes

13 Jul 23  Publications
L'Algérie est classée dans la catégorie des pays à revenu intermédiaire de la tranche inférieure, avec un produit intérieur brut (PIB) réel en parité de pouvoir d'achat (P...
L'Algérie et la ZLECAF – diversification et participation à la chaîne de valeur régionale

L'Algérie et la ZLECAF – diversification et participation à la chaîne de valeur régionale

12 Jul 23  Publications
Cette brēf donne commerce un aperçu de l'environnement économique et commercial mondial de l'Algérie. La note est accompagnée d'une infographie mettant en évidence les princi...
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11 Jul 23  News
South Africa: SARS’s Authorised Economic Operators Programme (Global Compliance News) Today’s global economy demands that businesses expand beyond borders, but they face hurdl...
La Mauritanie et la ZLECAF – tirer parti de l'agriculture dans la participation à la chaîne de valeur régionale

La Mauritanie et la ZLECAF – tirer parti de l'agriculture dans la participation à la chaîne de valeur régionale

10 Jul 23  Publications
En 2022, la croissance du PIB a atteint 5,3%, contre 2,4% en 2021, tirée par les secteurs de l'exploitation minière, de l'agriculture et de la pêche. Le pays possède d'imp...
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29 Jun 23  News
South Africa’s ageing infrastructure hinders economic growth potential, but DUCAT Trading paves the way for optimised logistics solutions (ZAWYA) Inadequate and ageing infrastru...
Zimbabwe’s Lithium Export Beneficiation Gamble – Some Thoughts

Zimbabwe’s Lithium Export Beneficiation Gamble – Some Thoughts

29 Jun 23  Publications
This trade brief attempts to evaluate the potential of Zimbabwe’s recently announced export ban on lithium ore to succeed. In this case, ‘success’ is defined as the developme...
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28 Jun 23  News
South African citrus growers say EU pest rules putting squeeze on exports (Reuters) New European Union pest control rules will cut South Africa’s orange exports to Europe by 20%...
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21 Jun 23  News
R4.5 Billion Investment Represents a Change in Minerals Beneficiation (Department of Trade, Industry and Competition) The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, ...
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15 Jun 23  News
Nigeria Finance Act 2023: Increased taxes and import levy aim to boost revenue (Nairametrics) The Finance Bill 2023 which was signed into law on 28 May 2023 by former President, M...
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13 Jun 23  News
Namibia takes control of its resources as it bans the export of unprocessed vital mineral (Business Insider Africa) The country’s Ministry of Information also disclosed that onl...
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07 Feb 23  News
Agri SA reiterates warning of food shortages, price spikes as loadshedding continues (Engineering News) Industry body Agri SA has implored President Cyril Ramaphosa to addres...
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06 Feb 23  News
Top African Coal Port’s Snags Are No Match for European Demand (Bloomberg) South Africa’s state-owned rail company Transnet last year delivered the smallest amount o...
Transnet’s failure is Luderitz Bay’s opportunity – creating a new cross-border value chain

Transnet’s failure is Luderitz Bay’s opportunity – creating a new cross-border value chain

13 Dec 22  Blog
Transnet’s rail and harbour capacity has been entirely overwhelmed by South Africa’s surging manganese production over the past decade. In 2011, South Africa exported less than...
Floating LNG vessels in Africa: Africa’s gas future is floating offshore

Floating LNG vessels in Africa: Africa’s gas future is floating offshore

20 Nov 22  Blog
There is a growing trend in sub-Saharan Africa to deploy Floating Liquified Natural Gas (FLNG) technology to develop gas resources. Although generally much smaller (in terms of out...
Why South Africa won’t hit the gas

Why South Africa won’t hit the gas

05 Sep 22  Blog
The widely expected development of a South African gas economy, especially after the discovery of massive reserves in neighbouring Mozambique in February 2010, has failed to take o...
South Africa’s Intractable Illegal Gold Mining Problem

South Africa’s Intractable Illegal Gold Mining Problem

25 Aug 22  Blog
Earlier this year, the London Bullion Market Association estimated that there are 15 million artisanal and small-scale gold miners in the world, responsible for 15-20 percent of gl...

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