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Botswana: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

Botswana: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

21 Jun 21  Infographics
In 2020, 17% of Botswana’s world exports and 68% of world imports were intra-Africa. Between 2019 and 2020, Botswana’s exports to Africa declined by 3%, and imports from Africa...
REC Integration Approaches and their Implications

REC Integration Approaches and their Implications

03 Jun 21  Blog
The traditional approach to economic integration in Africa has become increasingly complex. It lacks focus and feasibility. It might be time to take a hard look at the evidence and...
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA): what has South Africa actually offered Africa?

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA): what has South Africa actually offered Africa?

31 May 21  Publications
In early 2021, the AfCFTA started to become a reality, albeit an agreement with many details still to be finalized. The objective for this trade brief is to examine the African Con...
Namibia: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

Namibia: intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

23 Apr 21  Infographics
In 2020, 33% of Namibia’s world exports and 67% of world imports were to and from the rest of Africa. Between 2019 and 2020, Namibia’s intra-Africa exports declined by 24% and ...
South Africa: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

South Africa: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile 2020

19 Apr 21  Infographics
In 2020, 23% of South Africa’s world exports and 11% of world imports were intra-Africa. Between 2019 and 2020, South Africa’s exports to Africa declined by 17%, and imports fr...
Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Nov 20  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...
SACU trade 2019

SACU trade 2019

23 Nov 20  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...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Sep 20  News
National news Retail trade confidence edged up in Q3 – Bureau for Economic Research (Business Report) The Bureau for Economic Research (BER) on Monday said that retail trade co...
SACU Secretariat hosts 4th Ministerial Retreat

SACU Secretariat hosts 4th Ministerial Retreat

23 Sep 20  News
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, chaired the 4th joint Finance and Trade Ministers’ virtual Ministerial Retreat meeting on 21 September 2020. The Ministers ...
SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry hold virtual meeting on the AfCFTA

SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry hold virtual meeting on the AfCFTA

02 Sep 20  News
Opening Remarks by Ebrahim Patel, Chairperson of the SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry and Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa The objective of this Meeti...
The Looming Brexit Cliff – What it means for South Africa and for SACU

The Looming Brexit Cliff – What it means for South Africa and for SACU

21 Jul 20  Blog
On 30 June 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) passed a final threshold. Although the UK formally left the EU on 31 January in terms of the Withdrawal Agreeme...
Eswatini: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Eswatini: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Jul 20  Infographics
For 2019, 92% of Eswatini’s world exports were intra-Africa, 72% of which were exports to South Africa. Similarly, 77% of world imports were sourced from other Africa countries, ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 20  News
The Seychelles cabinet this week approved the AfCFTA draft initial offer for Seychelles under the Protocol for Trade in Services African Medicines Agency update: Burkina Faso beca...
African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations: WHO is negotiating with WHOM? SACU and the EAC

African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations: WHO is negotiating with WHOM? SACU and the EAC

26 Jun 20  Infographics
Southern African Customs Union (SACU) SACU is a customs union with a common external tariff applicable to imports from outside the common customs area irrespective of the destinat...
SARS releases merchandise trade statistics for April 2020

SARS releases merchandise trade statistics for April 2020

29 May 20  News
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today released trade statistics for April 2020 recording a trade deficit of R35.02 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswa...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

30 Apr 20  News
African leaders mull 2021 as AfCTA’s new take-off date (This Day) The Secretary-General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Mr Wamkele Mene, spoke during a webinar on the “Political ec...
Trends in South Africa’s Tariff and Trade Remedy Investigations

Trends in South Africa’s Tariff and Trade Remedy Investigations

03 Feb 20  Publications
Tariff, trade remedy and safeguard investigations in South Africa are undertaken by the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), which is responsible for the administr...
Enhancing benefits of market and financial integration in SACU: some policy options

Enhancing benefits of market and financial integration in SACU: some policy options

13 Dec 19  Publications
This Working Paper provides some policy options confronting members of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Monetary Area (CMA) arrangements, which are closely ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Sep 19  News
Tributes continue to pour in following the death of Nigeria's chief trade negotiator and one of the AfCFTA's architects, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe.  A selection: (i)  Dav...
The SACU Institutions that never were

The SACU Institutions that never were

13 Sep 19  Blog
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is a customs union (CU) and is in operation since 1910. It has a single customs territory and a Common External Tariff (CET). SACU is also...

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