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04 Oct 22  News
Local news Brand SA to host the 6th Annual Nation Brand Forum aimed at rebuilding the economy (BizNews) This year’s Nation Brand Forum will be held from the 4th to 6th of Octob...
Extended border delays a common experience at Kasumbalesa: What are the real issues and can we expect improvements?

Extended border delays a common experience at Kasumbalesa: What are the real issues and can we expect improvements?

25 Jul 22  Publications
In 2017, neighbouring countries the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia signed a bilateral trade agreement, paving the way for the formation of a joint border post committe...
Challenges women traders face at border posts and what can be done to address these challenges

Challenges women traders face at border posts and what can be done to address these challenges

25 Jul 22  Blog
Surveys indicate that about 70-80 percent of informal traders are women. Women traders face gender based barriers at borders affecting potential for inclusive growth. It has also b...
Intra-Africa Non-tariff Trade Costs for the period 2015-2019

Intra-Africa Non-tariff Trade Costs for the period 2015-2019

28 Feb 22  Infographics
This infographic takes a look at the trade costs associated with non-tariff barriers to trade in Africa, i.e., all costs associated with the trading of goods bilaterally between tr...
Transforming African Trade Corridors for the Future: What Are the Key Priority Areas?

Transforming African Trade Corridors for the Future: What Are the Key Priority Areas?

24 Aug 21  Blog
Africa must prioritise the transformation of key trade corridors which connect the Regional Economic Communities (REC) if indeed the continent is to reap the full potential of the ...
Improving Border Efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa: The Need to Look at ‘Beyond the Border’ Operations

Improving Border Efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa: The Need to Look at ‘Beyond the Border’ Operations

24 Aug 21  Blog
Border posts are one of the most important nodes whose performance has a significant bearing on corridor performance, efficiency of supply chains and trade competitiveness. In sub-...
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22 Feb 21  News
Country Focus Qatar-South Africa fresh food trade soared in 2019-20: Ambassador (MENAFN – The Peninsula) Trade between Qatar and South Africa in fresh foods has grown significa...
The AfCFTA Secretariat: Is the Action now in Accra?

The AfCFTA Secretariat: Is the Action now in Accra?

10 Feb 21  Blog
The Assembly of the African Union (AU) met virtually in Johannesburg on 5 December 2020 and adopted several important decisions about interim trade arrangements, the completion of ...
Non-tariff barriers and related dispute resolution: Is the East African Community all hat and no cattle?

Non-tariff barriers and related dispute resolution: Is the East African Community all hat and no cattle?

25 Jan 21  Blog
Introduction The East African Community (EAC) has several avenues to use to address/eliminate non-tariff barriers (NTBs) – including the East African Court of Justice. Despite t...
Will the AfCFTA tackle Non-Tariff Barriers as a Governance Issue?

Will the AfCFTA tackle Non-Tariff Barriers as a Governance Issue?

11 Dec 20  Publications
When one speaks to the private sector operators (freight forwarders in particular) involved in the business of clearing goods for export to African states, their biggest complaints...
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 ...
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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...

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