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COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

29 May 20  News
Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Gu...
COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries

27 May 20  News
UNCTAD and the WHO have teamed up to respond to the urgent call to boost local production of essential medicines in developing countries. With more than 100 projects to develop a ...
PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?

PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?

21 May 20  News
We are likely to see increased competition between the US and China, rising nationalism and weak global leadership. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality o...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

14 May 20  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to depart: The WTO will make an announcement Thursday about its Director-General Roberto Azevedo, a spokesman said, following reports he ...
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, new data shows

13 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic led to a 3% drop in global trade values in the first quarter of 2020. The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, according to UNCTAD for...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

06 May 20  News
AfCFTA Year Zero Report (AfroChampions Initiative) This assessment, which was completed before COVID-19 struck, showed that despite the euphoria, AfCFTA commitment and implementat...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

04 May 20  News
The Bureau of the Council of Ministers of the AfCFTA will convene a virtual meeting on Wednesday to discuss AfCFTA implementation issues and a trade response to COVID-19. Senior of...
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...
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...
South African tourism and the coronavirus pandemic

South African tourism and the coronavirus pandemic

28 Apr 20  Blog
SA tourism heads for bleak winter and beyond Worldwide lock-downs in response to the coronavirus pandemic have hit the tourism industry especially hard. There have been no partial...
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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

24 Apr 20  News
Peter Fabricius: Africa’s free trade agreement gets locked down for the year (ISS, Daily Maverick) The AfCFTA has become the latest in the many casualties of the devastating cor...
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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

23 Apr 20  News
Diarise: UNCTAD’s eWeek (27 April - 1 May) The programme features two high-level dialogues, one donor roundtable; and a set of webinars to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is i...
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...
President Ramaphosa: Unified Africa can curb COVID-19

President Ramaphosa: Unified Africa can curb COVID-19

23 Apr 20  News
Only a unified and coordinated response offers Africa the best possible chance of containing the COVID-19 outbreak. To achieve this, the continent’s leading business people will...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

22 Apr 20  News
Erastus Mwencha, Tom Pengelly: The UK must do all it can to keep trade out of Africa flowing (tralac, The Telegraph) Covid-19 has now spread to all corners of Africa and, as the r...

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