Tag: Industrial policy

Newly sworn-in AfCFTA Secretary General, Wamkele Mene, undertakes to serve Africa with resolute determination

Newly sworn-in AfCFTA Secretary General, Wamkele Mene, undertakes to serve Africa with resolute determination

19 Apr 20  News
Since the launch of the negotiations in Johannesburg in 2015, remarkable progress has been achieved largely because of the political will and commitment of the Assembly of Heads of...
Morocco

Morocco

15 Apr 20  Resource
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....
The Trade in Automotive Components and Regional Value Chain Development

The Trade in Automotive Components and Regional Value Chain Development

26 Mar 20  Blog
The development of global value chains (GVCs) has been one of the most striking features of economic globalisation. With the improvements in the efficiency of global travel and com...
Industrial Policy Workshop – Cape Town, January 2020

Industrial Policy Workshop – Cape Town, January 2020

11 Feb 20  Event
Thinking afresh about Industrialisation and Industrial Policy for Africa tralac hosted a Workshop on 20 and 21 January 2020 to stimulate a fresh debate (and ask relevant and urgen...
Trends in South Africa’s Tariff and Trade Remedy Investigations

Trends in South Africa’s Tariff and Trade Remedy Investigations

03 Feb 20  Publications
Tariff, trade remedy and safeguard investigations in South Africa are undertaken by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), which is responsible for the administr...
The Automotive Components Trade in Africa: Its Place and Potential

The Automotive Components Trade in Africa: Its Place and Potential

27 Jan 20  Publications
This paper presents a large amount of data in both tabular and visualised form in order to facilitate an analysis of the status and future potential of the automotive components se...
How viable are auto component regional value chains in Africa?

How viable are auto component regional value chains in Africa?

21 Jan 20  Blog
Automotive components are the building blocks of automobiles and hence are a key part of the one of the world’s largest manufacturing industries. Within Africa the automotive com...
What if Africa were to liberalise the intra-Africa automotive components trade?

What if Africa were to liberalise the intra-Africa automotive components trade?

21 Jan 20  Blog
What if Africa were to liberalise the intra-Africa automotive components trade? A forthcoming tralac working paper (by this author) presents the results of a simulation of the comp...
South Africa’s Role in the Automotive Components Trade in Africa

South Africa’s Role in the Automotive Components Trade in Africa

21 Jan 20  Blog
Africa is a continent that is, in general, dependent on the rest of the world (ROW) for manufactured imports. There are some exceptions to this, one of them being the automotive co...
Enhancing benefits of market and financial integration in SACU: some policy options

Enhancing benefits of market and financial integration in SACU: some policy options

13 Dec 19  Publications
This Working Paper provides some policy options confronting members of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Monetary Area (CMA) arrangements, which are closely ...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

22 Nov 19  News
The International Trade Centre has posted a major new report - Diversifying trade in Africa: New strategy approaches for the AfCFTA   This [AfCFTA] greement requires policyma...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

18 Nov 19  News
Underway in Addis Ababa: (i)  SheTrades Global 2019 (held in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum). Discussions will engage with women entrepreneurs from 40 bu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Oct 19  News
Diarise: World Bank Group's Fragility Forum 2020 (2-4 March, 2020):  The Forum will focus on implementation: the concrete approaches that are needed to maximize our collecti...
Attracting Scarce Skills: How does South Africa’s skills immigration regime fare in addressing skills deficits?

Attracting Scarce Skills: How does South Africa’s skills immigration regime fare in addressing skills deficits?

23 Oct 19  Publications
There have been prominent statements this year suggesting that skills immigration is high on the Ramaphosa government’s agenda. However, behind the headlines, matters are less th...
How Similar are Africa’s Exporters? Implications for the AfCFTA

How Similar are Africa’s Exporters? Implications for the AfCFTA

16 Oct 19  Blog
Africa is a continent of great diversity, perhaps more so than any other of the continents. It is a continent richly endowed with resources and these endowments have long formed th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Sep 19  News
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is org...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Sep 19  News
Diarise African trade and regional integration events: 25th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of Southern Africa: Strategies and poli...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Aug 19  News
The High-Level Policy Dialogue, Harnessing the benefits of the AfCFTA for a Ghana Beyond Aid, opened today in Accra: “Execute your watchdog role effectively”: Akufo-Addo tells...
SADC hosts the 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

SADC hosts the 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

19 Aug 19  News
The 39th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre i...