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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Aug 20  News
SA freight and transport industry still far from recovery (Business Report) The South Africa freight and transport industry was still far from recovery from the negative impa...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Aug 20  News
National news South Africa’s GDP will take at least five years to recover from COVID-19 impact, says UNDP study South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least ...
Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

21 Aug 20  News
The quest to transform southern Africa into an industrialised region is being hampered by the declining level of intra-regional trade and the lack of diversification of domestic ec...
SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

17 Aug 20  News
The 40th SADC Summit set for 17 August is expected to receive and deliberate on a new Vision 2050 and an accompanying development blueprint that will provide strategic directi...
Industrialisation and economic diversification at the heart of a reviewed PREF-CEMAC

Industrialisation and economic diversification at the heart of a reviewed PREF-CEMAC

07 Aug 20  News
In line with ECA's campaign on the structural transformation of the economies of Central Africa, CEMAC countries have just adopted a five-year post-COVID-19 recovery plan that prio...
Government commences urgent investigation into the supply of scrap to the metals industry in response to Covid-19

Government commences urgent investigation into the supply of scrap to the metals industry in response to Covid-19

03 Jul 20  News
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Mr Ebrahim Patel, has issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Afri...
WTO: African Group Statement on the Implications of COVID-19

WTO: African Group Statement on the Implications of COVID-19

26 Jun 20  News
Introduction COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis of our time – the worst global health crisis in 100 years. It threatens to disproportionately affect developing and least develo...
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...
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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...

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