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Tag: Manufacturing

Promoting the textiles and clothing value chain: Role of the AfCFTA

Promoting the textiles and clothing value chain: Role of the AfCFTA

25 Jul 22  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is giving the continent new energy to boost intra-Africa trade with the regional economic communities (RECs) free trade areas (FTAs...
Trade in Used Clothing in Africa – implications for developing a textile and clothing regional value chain in Africa

Trade in Used Clothing in Africa – implications for developing a textile and clothing regional value chain in Africa

27 Jun 22  Publications
The textile and clothing industry in Africa has been identified as one of the sectors that has the potential to drive Africa’s industrialisation and create employment opportuniti...
tralac Daily News

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23 Jun 22  News
Local news Opportunities abound in transport, logistics if challenges can be addressed (Engineering News) There are considerable challenges facing the country’s commuter transp...
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tralac Daily News

03 Mar 22  News
Country-related news SA automotive industry developments boost optimism for manufacturing sector (Bizcommunity) The amended Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) reg...
South African policy needs to catch up with electric vehicles

South African policy needs to catch up with electric vehicles

23 Feb 22  Blog
South Africa has every reason to be proud of its automotive manufacturing industry. It is a tremendous asset to the country’s balance of trade. Two-thirds of the vehicles it make...
Moving Up the Value Chain – How Can Africa Keep Climbing the Ladder?

Moving Up the Value Chain – How Can Africa Keep Climbing the Ladder?

21 Dec 21  Blog
In the standard model of world trade, which is taught to first year students around the world, the patterns of world trade are fixed and unchangeable. Ricardo’s classic model of ...
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tralac Daily News

19 Nov 21  News
National Additive manufacturing in South Africa boosted by local technology developments (Engineering News) Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had a very real impact on the secto...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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...

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