Tag: Logistics

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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

15 Apr 20  News
The ECA’s African Trade Policy Centre is conducting a short COVID-19 Africa Impact Survey to provide insights into the economic effects of COVID-19 on economic activity and trade...
Coronavirus and freight forwarding in SADC

Coronavirus and freight forwarding in SADC

09 Apr 20  Blog
South Africa is the economic powerhouse in the region. Most countries rely on South Africa, in some way, for their imports. They import goods from South Africa and some import good...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

08 Apr 20  News
tralac’s Special Edition Newsletter on COVID-19 was posted today: explore nine articles, touching on various trade policy issues and sectors (pdf) Explore tralac’s C...
Hitting Where it Hurts – Pandemic Border Closures and SSA’s Most Vulnerable Informal Cross-Border Traders

Hitting Where it Hurts – Pandemic Border Closures and SSA’s Most Vulnerable Informal Cross-Border Traders

07 Apr 20  Blog
A related tralac blog, in the same series as this one, discusses the phenomenon of informal cross-border trade (ICBT) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the context of the current Covi...
Impact of COVID-19 on poultry production – view from a woman entrepreneur

Impact of COVID-19 on poultry production – view from a woman entrepreneur

07 Apr 20  Blog
Raseto Agricultural Enterprise produces poultry on contract for Supreme Poultry. In order for us to comply with the lockdown regulations in South Africa, Supreme Poultry arranged a...
Coronavirus, food supply and demand constraints: panic-buying and logistics

Coronavirus, food supply and demand constraints: panic-buying and logistics

31 Mar 20  Blog
As South Africa’s President announced various social distancing measures as part of a Covid-19 State of Emergency to curb the spread of the virus, numerous concerns about access ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Feb 20  News
Posted by the AU: 2nd biennial review report on the implementation of the Malabo Declaration AfCFTA: How prepared is Africa for July 1st? (CNBC Africa) The Commissioner for Trade...
New Border Management for South Africa amidst unresolved systemic Issues

New Border Management for South Africa amidst unresolved systemic Issues

12 Feb 20  Blog
In December 2019, after many years of deliberation[1], the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), which is the second chamber of the South African Parliament, passed and returned th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 20  News
Launching tomorrow in Abidjan: The AfDB’s flagship African Economic Outlook 2020. The theme: Developing Africa’s workforce for the future. A preview of UNCTAD’s Illicit Trad...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 20  News
Rwanda to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries (New Times) Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francop...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 19  News
All Africans travelling to Nigeria can get visa on arrival from 2019 (Premium Times) Other Africans travelling to Nigeria will from January 2020 be able to get their visas at the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Nov 19  News
Starting tomorrow, in Johannesburg: UNCTAD’s Empowerment Programme for Southern African National Transit Coordinators.  Event objectives include training representatives of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 19  News
David Luke, Gerald Masila: A trip to Seme-Krake - mending the cracks in the Benin-Nigeria trade relationship (UNECA) A single trip to the Seme-Krake border and surounding trade ro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Oct 19  News
Diarise: EAC Regional Meeting on Trade Facilitation (22-25 October, Dar es Salaam). The meeting, under the leadership of the EAC Secretariat with the participation of the Chai...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Sep 19  News
The following African trade policy events began today: The African Union’s AfCFTA trade in services signalling conference (Cape Town) The UNECA’s ad-hoc expert group meeting ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 19  News
Starting today, in Harare: Zimbabwe’s National Consultative Forum on the AfCFTA AfCFTA negotiations: an important update from @TradeOfficeNG. In Abuja today (19 June) ECOWAS-15 ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jun 19  News
The US-Africa Business Summit 2019 starts today in Maputo. The event, a Corporate Council on Africa flagship conference, will be addressed by a large number of African Heads of Sta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 19  News
Diarise:  (i)  G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy (8-9 June, Tsukuba, Japan). Tsukuba, the ministerial meeting’s host city, is known as Japan’s le...