Tag: Global economy

The WTO Secretariat under new Leadership

The WTO Secretariat under new Leadership

23 Mar 21  Blog
On 1 March 2021, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria took office as the seventh Director-General (DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She is the first woman and the first Af...
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15 Mar 21  News
Country focus Imports pick up as trade recovers in fourth quarter, according to Reserve Bank data (News24) South Africa’s current account balance remained in surplus territory ...
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09 Mar 21  News
Country focus  The SA economy shrank by 7% in 2020 (Creamer Media’s Engineering News) The South African economy contracted by 7% during 2020, as expected given the unprece...
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29 Jan 21  News
Country focus SARS releases trade statistics for December 2020 The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for December 2020 recording a trade surplu...
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27 Jan 21  News
Country focus Government launches R1.2bn Tourism Equity Fund (SAnews) Government on Tuesday launched the Tourism Equity Fund aimed at creating an inclusive and growing tourism se...
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20 Jan 21  News
Country focus Supply Chains Latest: Covid Curbs Shut Busy African Border (Bloomberg) South Africa’s decision to shut its land borders to most travel to curb the spread of the C...
The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

04 Jan 21  Blog
The legal systems of African countries reflect their history, colonial heritages, customary and other norms. The differences are also evident in the area of international contracts...
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09 Dec 20  News
National This is the single biggest threat to South Africa right now: Ramaphosa (BusinessTech) President Cyril Ramaphosa says that South Africa’s 13.5% rebound in GDP during th...
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02 Dec 20  News
National SA virus fears cloud outlook for banks tied to economy (Moneyweb) The outlook for South African banks is growing murkier amid the rising threat of a second coronavirus w...
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20 Nov 20  News
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the C...
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17 Nov 20  News
National SA Investment Conference gets underway (SAnews) The first leg of the two-day South Africa Investment Conference will get underway this afternoon at the Sandton Conventio...
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16 Nov 20  News
National Third chapter of SA investment conference gets underway this week (The South African) President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the third South Africa Investment Conference on...
COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

02 Nov 20  News
tralac is closely monitoring trade-related policy measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic adopted and implemented by African countries and beyond. Below is a selection of u...
A new take on trade

A new take on trade

27 Oct 20  News
How can trade help the global economy recover sustainably from the pandemic? The COVID-19 pandemic has gravely impacted the global economy. Countries have sought to contain the sp...
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14 Oct 20  News
National African trade integration is still a far way off, envoy tells Parly (Fin24) African states are progressing with trade regimes that are past due in a bid to bolster trade...
Consortium of Global Multilateral Development Banks calls for measures to support trade continuity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Consortium of Global Multilateral Development Banks calls for measures to support trade continuity in Sub-Saharan Africa

09 Oct 20  News
The Pulse check report issued by a consortium of multilateral development banks and trade research institutions, recounts the views of sub-Saharan banks on multi-lat...
Structured discussions on investment facilitation for development move into negotiating mode

Structured discussions on investment facilitation for development move into negotiating mode

29 Sep 20  News
Participants in the structured discussions on investment facilitation for development began on 25 September 2020 formal negotiations on a multilateral agreement on this issue, with...
New WTO working group established to deepen trade and gender discussions

New WTO working group established to deepen trade and gender discussions

29 Sep 20  News
A group of WTO members agreed to establish an Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender on 23 September, marking the next phase of an initiative kickstarted in 2017 to increase th...
G20 debt service suspension initiative applications rose to 46 countries to date

G20 debt service suspension initiative applications rose to 46 countries to date

29 Sep 20  News
G20 IFA WG advances its agenda on Financial Resilience and Supporting the Recovery The G20 International Financial Architecture Working Group (IFA WG) concluded today its Septembe...
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28 Sep 20  News
National news the dtic and CDE to Host Webinar on SEZS as Drivers of Economic Growth and Industrialisation The role of the Special Economic Zones (SEZS) as drivers of economic gr...