Tag: Non-tariff barriers

Will the AfCFTA generate NTB related Disputes?

Will the AfCFTA generate NTB related Disputes?

17 Nov 20  Publications
When private sector stakeholders are encouraged to report instances of encountering NTBs on a public monitoring platform such as tradebarriers.org, the assumption is that their com...
New support system is key in addressing SA’s export barriers

New support system is key in addressing SA’s export barriers

01 Sep 20  News
The South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has launched the Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism (EBMM) that will put South Africa in a strong posit...
Women gain key economic benefits from greater trade, study finds

Women gain key economic benefits from greater trade, study finds

31 Jul 20  News
"Pink tariffs” and other trade barriers are obstacles to better jobs, wage equality Trade increases women’s wages and helps close the wage gap between men and women while crea...
Does the AfCFTA have a formula to tackle Africa’s Non-Tariff Barriers?

Does the AfCFTA have a formula to tackle Africa’s Non-Tariff Barriers?

28 Jul 20  Blog
Whereas tariffs are the taxes or duties imposed on imported goods, non-tariff barriers (NTBs) refer to restrictions resulting from prohibitions, conditions, or requirements that ma...
82% of NTBs in COMESA are operational and easy to monitor: but behind-the-border type of NTBs are more complex

82% of NTBs in COMESA are operational and easy to monitor: but behind-the-border type of NTBs are more complex

15 Jul 20  News
At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. Accordin...
Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in midst of rising protectionism

19 Jun 20  News
Thanks to the European Union's successful intervention, European companies generated €8 billion in additional exports in 2019. The high number of new restrictions that hinder EU ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

11 Jun 20  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa, as the AU Chairperson, convened a virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau and RECS today to discuss, inter alia, the Africa COVID-19 pandemic strateg...
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...
Tariff and non-tariff trade costs on intra-African agricultural trade

Tariff and non-tariff trade costs on intra-African agricultural trade

21 Feb 20  Infographics
Bilateral costs for trade in agricultural products include all costs involved in trading bilaterally between trade partners – the average tariff on the goods traded, as well as n...
Intra-Africa trade: Non-tariff trade costs

Intra-Africa trade: Non-tariff trade costs

21 Feb 20  Infographics
Non-tariff trade costs refer to costs other than tariffs involved in trading goods bilaterally between trade partners, including transport costs, costs associated with completing t...
Online tool to remove trade barriers in Africa goes live

Online tool to remove trade barriers in Africa goes live

21 Jan 20  News
An online platform developed by UNCTAD and the African Union to help remove non-tariff barriers to trade in Africa became operational on 13 January. Traders and businesses moving ...
Dealing with Non-Tariff Barriers under the AfCFTA: What are the Prospects?

Dealing with Non-Tariff Barriers under the AfCFTA: What are the Prospects?

17 Dec 19  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been designed as the answer to the low levels of intra-African trade.[1] It should boost intra-African trade by reducing the ta...
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 ...
The AfCFTA legal framework for the elimination of NTBs

The AfCFTA legal framework for the elimination of NTBs

16 Oct 19  Publications
The elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) is identified as one of the main objectives of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AfCFTA legal instruments – the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Oct 19  News
Underway in Geneva: UNCTAD’s NTMs Week Sessions will cover topics such as the costs and benefits associated with NTMs from a sustainable development perspective, trade tensions ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 19  News
PwC's The Africa Business Agenda 2019: Kenya is top destination for companies seeking expansion in Africa The study by global audit firm PwC, conducted among chief executives arou...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Sep 19  News
ESAAMLG from Arusha to Ezulwini: Looking back and looking ahead (ESAAMLG) The report, ESAAMLG from Arusha to Ezulwini (1999-2019): Looking back and looking ahead (pdf), appropria...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Sep 19  News
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is org...
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 ...
Trade facilitation challenges in southern Africa

Trade facilitation challenges in southern Africa

26 Aug 19  Publications
The cost of trade is mainly associated with tariffs and non-tariff costs. Although there are many reasons why these costs are high, minimising trade costs is to the benefit of impo...