News Archive 2019

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27 Nov 2020  News
National ‘80% of truck drivers are South African’ (IOL) The National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry has said by far the majority of truck driv...
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26 Nov 2020  News
National SARB warns rising public debt ‘will severely impact financial sector’ (The South African) According to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), National Treasury’s O...
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Kenya and South Africa Bilateral Trade 2019

Kenya and South Africa Bilateral Trade 2019

24 Nov 2020  Blog
Kenya and South Africa have no trade agreement currently. Trade between the two countries is conducted under the most-favoured-nation – World Trade Organization – rules. Kenya ...
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Collating and disseminating FDI data and related information in Africa – Challenges and opportunities

Collating and disseminating FDI data and related information in Africa – Challenges and opportunities

24 Nov 2020  Blog
Collating and disseminating foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics and related information is important for many reasons. It helps government officials and policy makers formul...
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Eswatini merchandise trade: Jan-May 2019 and Jan-May 2020 comparison

Eswatini merchandise trade: Jan-May 2019 and Jan-May 2020 comparison

24 Nov 2020  Blog
Eswatini is one of the few African countries that has reported their 2020 monthly trade data thus far. Eswatini is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Southern Afri...
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Madagascar trade: Jan-Jul 2019 and Jan-July 2020 comparison

Madagascar trade: Jan-Jul 2019 and Jan-July 2020 comparison

24 Nov 2020  Blog
Madagascar is one of the few African countries that has reported their monthly 2020 data thus far. Madagascar is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and two regional eco...
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Africa’s COVID-19 medical supplies trade: January-June 2020

Africa’s COVID-19 medical supplies trade: January-June 2020

24 Nov 2020  Blog
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brought an unprecedented demand for medical products (COVID-19 medical supplies) required to curb the spread of the virus. COVID-19 medical supp...
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Intra-SADC FTA trade and SADC FTA trade with the rest of Africa 2019

Intra-SADC FTA trade and SADC FTA trade with the rest of Africa 2019

24 Nov 2020  Blog
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) consists of 16 members – 13 of which are in a free trade area (FTA). The SADC FTA members are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madag...
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24 Nov 2020  News
National South Africa’s refinery woes raise reliance on fuel imports (BusinessTech) South Africa, which buys nearly a third of its fuel requirements from overseas, is undergoin...
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Tunisia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Tunisia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 2020  Infographics
10 per cent of total intra-Africa trade is with African countries; mostly with countries which are members of the same FTAs as Tunisia – AGADIR, PAFTA and COMESA. 77 per cent of ...
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Rwanda: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Rwanda: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 2020  Infographics
A third of Rwanda’s total trade is intra Africa-Trade of which 50 per cent is trade with other EAC member states. Trade with countries outside the COMESA FTA is mainly with DRC, ...
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Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 2020  Infographics
While only 39 per cent of Lesotho’s world exports are destined for the rest of Africa, 78 per cent of world imports are sourced from other African countries; all most all with ne...
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Ghana: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Ghana: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 2020  Infographics
Ghana mainly trades with global trade partners and intra-Africa trade is mainly with countries which are not members of ECOWAS. This is due to the dominance of South Africa both as...
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Gambia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Gambia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 2020  Infographics
The Gambia mainly exports goods to other African countries, but sources goods mainly from global trade partners. Also, between 2018 and 2019 intra-African exports more than doubled...
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Angola: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Angola: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 2020  Infographics
Angola mainly trades with countries beyond the African continent. In 2019 only 4 per cent of Angola’s total trade was intra-Africa trade. On the African continent Angola mainly t...
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The Kenya-UK post-Brexit Trade Agreement

The Kenya-UK post-Brexit Trade Agreement

23 Nov 2020  Blog
Since the beginning of this year the United Kingdom (UK) ceased to be a member of the European Union (EU). The Withdrawal Agreement entered into force on 31 January 2020. However, ...
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SACU trade 2019

SACU trade 2019

23 Nov 2020  Blog
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), comprising Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa, is a customs union (CU) with duty-free[1] intra-SACU trade and a common...
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23 Nov 2020  News
National Declaration on crypto assets welcomed (IOL) Luno, the biggest cryptocurrency group in South Africa, welcomed the publication by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (F...
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20 Nov 2020  News
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the C...
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19 Nov 2020  News
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. I...
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