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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Jan 21  News
Country focus Supply Chains Latest: Covid Curbs Shut Busy African Border. (Bloomberg) South Africa’s decision to shut its land borders to most travel to curb the spread of the ...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Jan 21  News Workshop
Country focus SA must embrace innovation to rebuild economy: President Ramaphosa (SAnews) With the COVID-19 pandemic having battered the South African fiscus in 2020, President C...
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tralac Daily News: First edition for 2021

tralac Daily News: First edition for 2021

18 Jan 21  News Workshop
Country focus Malawi ratifies AfCFTA after submitting instrument of ratification (UNECA) Malawi submitted its instrument of ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Are...
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Brexit Deal concluded: Main Implications, Architecture, and Institutions

Brexit Deal concluded: Main Implications, Architecture, and Institutions

04 Jan 21  Blog Workshop
On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). The parties then started negotiations on a Withdrawal Agreement,[1] followed by a new trade deal. B...
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Post Brexit Trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom

Post Brexit Trade between the European Union and the United Kingdom

04 Jan 21  Blog Workshop
The new EU-UK trade relationship will be very different from when the UK was a Member State. Major governance challenges lie ahead. Concluding a trade agreement is one thing, imple...
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The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

The Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Slow ratification by African countries

04 Jan 21  Blog Workshop
The legal systems of African countries reflect their history, colonial heritages, customary and other norms. The differences are also evident in the area of international contracts...
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Etiyel Chibira

Etiyel Chibira

28 Dec 20  Team Member Workshop
Etiyel Chibira has over 18 years’ experience on cross-border road transport policy and regulation, regional transport systems and trade facilitation. He serves on many technical ...
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Customs modernisation in Africa and related challenges

Customs modernisation in Africa and related challenges

22 Dec 20  Blog Workshop
Customs administration systems have to adapt to changes in the trading environment. The modernisation of customs administration systems is fundamental to ensure that trade continue...
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Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

Addressing Road Transport Regulatory Issues: An Important Step Towards Realising the Objectives of the AfCFTA

21 Dec 20  Publications Workshop
Road transport plays a critical role in facilitating trade and enhancing regional integration in Africa, and it is an indispensable input to international economic cooperation and ...
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The African Continental Free Trade Area according to its Legal Instruments

The African Continental Free Trade Area according to its Legal Instruments

21 Dec 20  Publications Workshop
The conclusion of a trade agreement does not guarantee new trade flows. For that to happen, the reasons why trade between certain countries is at low levels must be addressed. Effe...
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Review of intra-Africa trade liberalisation and the composition of intra-African trade: Implications for the AfCFTA

Review of intra-Africa trade liberalisation and the composition of intra-African trade: Implications for the AfCFTA

21 Dec 20  Publications Workshop
An objective of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is to create a liberalised market for goods and services. To achieve this, the AfCFTA provides for progressive...
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Trade and development finance in Africa in the shadow of COVID-19

Trade and development finance in Africa in the shadow of COVID-19

21 Dec 20  Publications Workshop
Even under the immense challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent, great opportunities exist for the expansion of trade through trade and development financ...
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The South African Border Management Authority – better border management or just another agency?

The South African Border Management Authority – better border management or just another agency?

21 Dec 20  Publications Workshop
Borders and border control matter. A starker reminder of this simple truth could hardly be found than the Covid-19 pandemic. It caused worldwide ‘lockdowns’ and border closures...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Dec 20  News Workshop
National Aviation industry anxious as COVID-19 resurgences force new travel bans (The South African) With a host of countries – mainly across Europe – announcing over the wee...
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2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

2020: Review of ITAC Investigations and COVID-19 Related Measures

21 Dec 20  Publications Workshop
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) was established through an Act of Parliament, the International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act No. 71 of 2002), which ...
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South Africa: Trade update, January-October 2020

South Africa: Trade update, January-October 2020

17 Dec 20  Infographics Workshop
2020 has been challenging for most countries. The same holds for South Africa. At the beginning of the year, South Africa's exports were set to outperform 2019. Between March and A...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

17 Dec 20  News Workshop
National South Africa misses Covax deadline to secure vaccines (Engineering News) South Africa, the country hardest hit in Africa by the coronavirus, missed a December 15 deadlin...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Dec 20  News Workshop
National Full Quarterly Bulletin - No 298 - December 2020 (South African Reserve Bank) Following a fourth successive quarterly contraction in the second quarter of 2020, the real...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Dec 20  News Workshop
National Second wave of Covid-19 threatens economy (IOL) South Africa is on tenterhooks over the second wave of Covid-19 infections with experts warning the newest outbreak could...
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