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tralac’s Daily News selection

22 Jun 20  News
Diarise: ECOWAS Ministerial meeting for the adoption of two new ECOWAS standards (25 June) The West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) has launched its official website. Th...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

18 Jun 20  News
Mainstreaming gender in key e-commerce policy areas: possible lessons for AfCFTA (CUTS) In particular, the study aims to: (i) outline key policy areas for the promotion of e-comme...
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

12 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

09 Jun 20  News
Diarise, Thursday (11 June): Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are expected to table their respective 2020/2021 national budgets. Industrialists are lobbying, through the EABC, f...
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01 Jun 20  News
Diarise: The OACPS hosts (3 June) first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit on the theme: Transcending the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. ec...
EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

01 Jun 20  News
EAC Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The system is expect...
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28 May 20  News
Happening tomorrow: The SADC Council of Ministers meets. They will review the regional guidelines for the harmonisation and facilitation of movement of critical goods and serv...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

19 May 20  News
As COVID-19 spreads to countries with poor health systems, the United Nations and its partners are racing against time to ensure that life-saving personal protective equipment and ...
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15 May 20  News
Updates on the closure of the Nakonde border post, COVID-19 testing for truck drivers Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure. ”Trucks from both ...
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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 ...
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12 May 20  News
Lauren Johnston: How COVID-19 will change China and Africa’s economic relationship (WEF) One reason for China’s strictness may be earlier research suggesting that different ty...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

08 May 20  News
ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies (ECA) African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and ...
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05 May 20  News
Wamkele Mene: Digital trade the only tool for Africa’s economic recovery (EWN) AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene said he had gone back to the drawing board to review his pri...
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30 Apr 20  News
African leaders mull 2021 as AfCTA’s new take-off date (This Day) The Secretary-General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Mr Wamkele Mene, spoke during a webinar on the “Political ec...
Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19

28 Apr 20  News
UNCTAD issues an action plan to tear down barriers to trade and transport and ensure the free flow of goods, food and essential supplies. As countries adopt radical measures to br...
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...
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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...
UN issues appeal to bolster COVID-19 ‘logistics backbone’ or response could stutter to a halt

UN issues appeal to bolster COVID-19 ‘logistics backbone’ or response could stutter to a halt

21 Apr 20  News
The heads of major UN humanitarian agencies and offices have launched an urgent appeal for $350 million to support global aid hubs to help those most at risk during the COVID-19 pa...
The South African Post Office (SAPO) versus PostNet – a setback for e-commerce in South Africa

The South African Post Office (SAPO) versus PostNet – a setback for e-commerce in South Africa

16 Apr 20  Publications
The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) found on 26 September 2019 that retail and courier service provider, PostNet S...

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