Tag: Manufacturing

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tralac Daily News

13 Jul 21  News
National Manufacturing output up 35% y/y in May (Engineering News) Manufacturing output increased by 35.3% year-on-year in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports. The la...
Covid vaccine manufacturing in Africa – important, but not the first-line response to this pandemic

Covid vaccine manufacturing in Africa – important, but not the first-line response to this pandemic

06 Jul 21  Blog
Many Africans are, quite justifiably, deeply angered at the inequities in the global distribution of vaccines to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. These replicate existing global inequ...
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tralac Daily News

11 Jun 21  News
National Masterplan to position South Africa as ‘globally significant’ renewables manufacturer (Engineering News) Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) director-g...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Jun 21  News
National South Africa Parliament Calls for Comments on Fair Use (infojustice) South Africa Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has invited a further round of...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

06 May 21  News
National trade and trade-related news South African trade rises on a tide of rallying commodity prices but government must boost economy to withstand a turnaround (Daily Maverick)...
The Automotive Components Trade in Africa: Its Place and Potential (2021 Update)

The Automotive Components Trade in Africa: Its Place and Potential (2021 Update)

31 Mar 21  Publications
At present, Africa is largely dependent on the rest of the world for automotive component imports, with the exception of the contribution of South Africa. In order to reduce depend...
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tralac Daily News

04 Nov 20  News
National Cheap imports sour SA’s sweet silver lining (IOL) When President Cyril Ramaphosa, presenting the government’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan to Parliament...
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tralac Daily News

24 Sep 20  News
National news Manufacturing tipping point could be pushed back by innovation and tech – De Ruyter (Engineering News) Addressing the Manufacturing Circle annual general meeting ...
DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies

DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies

09 Sep 20  News
International trade and cooperation among WTO members are vital to ensure sufficient supplies of medical devices during the COVID-19 crisis, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Sep 20  News
National news Naledi Pandor to lead SA at G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting (Devdiscourse) International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor is set to lead South Afri...
tralac’s Daily News selection

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 ...
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...
Tariff and non-tariff trade costs of intra-African manufacturing trade

Tariff and non-tariff trade costs of intra-African manufacturing trade

21 Feb 20  Infographics
The cost of trade in manufacturing is the tariff and non-tariff costs associated with bilateral trade of goods which have undergone some sort of transformation process, including p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Feb 20  News
AU Summit timeline 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (6-7 February). The Executive Council will consider the draft agenda and the draft decisions and declarations...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Oct 19  News
EXIM 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee convenes interagency meeting to advance President Trump’s Prosper Africa Initiative (Exim Bank, US) The 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa A...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 19  News
Doing Business 2020: Sub-Saharan Africa Economies in Sub-Saharan Africa continued to improve their business climates, with the region’s largest economy, Nigeria, earning a place...