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Kenya trade ‘chilling’: Are intra-Africa exports hampered by high tariffs?

Kenya trade ‘chilling’: Are intra-Africa exports hampered by high tariffs?

11 Dec 20  Infographics
For 2019, 19 per cent of Kenya's total trade was with other African countries, mostly with countries in the same free trade area (COMESA FTA) or customs union (EAC). Limi...
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What to expect when all the AfCFTA Pieces have come together?

What to expect when all the AfCFTA Pieces have come together?

11 Dec 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement may be in force since 30 May 2019, but this project is still work in progress. What remains outstanding? What can be expe...
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The ABC of the AfCFTA – as it stands

The ABC of the AfCFTA – as it stands

11 Dec 20  Blog
Trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to begin. It has been decided to start implementing aspects of the AfCFTA on 1 January 2021, though certain matt...
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Preparing for the start of trade under the AfCFTA: Could Medicines be included?

Preparing for the start of trade under the AfCFTA: Could Medicines be included?

11 Dec 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement is in force since 30 May 2019. However, trade under new preferential rules has not yet begun. The reason is that the nego...
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The AfCFTA will grow gradually and via measures taken in different Forums

The AfCFTA will grow gradually and via measures taken in different Forums

11 Dec 20  Blog
What must the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) actually bring about? How will this happen and when? The AfCFTA will be “ready for business” once he outstanding nego...
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The AfCFTA in a global Context

The AfCFTA in a global Context

11 Dec 20  Blog
There are high expectations locally and internationally about the prospects of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The benefits for integration and rules-based trade ...
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How will Africa engage the new US Administration about Trade Issues?

How will Africa engage the new US Administration about Trade Issues?

11 Dec 20  Blog
It has been announced that the African Union (AU) Ministers of Trade (AMOT) will be requested to engage the new US Administration on “negotiations” for a successor trade a...
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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...
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South Africa-UK trade: comparing January-October 2019 and 2020

South Africa-UK trade: comparing January-October 2019 and 2020

11 Dec 20  Blog
The United Kingdom (UK) is one of South Africa’s key trade partners. This remains so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through cycles of social distancing measures (lockdowns) in bot...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Dec 20  News
National Agricultural sector contribution to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (NAMC) South Africa’s economy bounced back in the third quarter (July to September) ...
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tralac short course: Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements

tralac short course: Reading and Interpreting International Trade Agreements

10 Dec 20  Event Training Programme
Case study of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Background Trade agreements are treaties regulating cross-border trade between two or more nations. These agre...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Dec 20  News Training Programme
National This is the single biggest threat to South Africa right now: Ramaphosa (BusinessTech) President Cyril Ramaphosa says that South Africa’s 13.5% rebound in GDP during th...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Dec 20  News Training Programme
National SA GDP grew by 13.5% y/y in third quarter of 2020 (Eyewitness News) Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday released the results of the gross domestic product (...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

07 Dec 20  News Training Programme
AfCFTA updates Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading African Union Heads of State and Government have ...
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Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading

07 Dec 20  News Training Programme
African Union Heads of State and Government have underscored the urgent need for member states to kick-start trading activities, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCF...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

04 Dec 20  News Training Programme
National SA has most developed digital economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, says study (BizNews) South Africa has been described as having the most ‘developed digital economy’ in S...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Dec 20  News Training Programme
National African Nation Worst Hit by Covid Falling Behind on Vaccines (BloombergQunit) The African country with the worst confirmed coronavirus outbreak is yet to provide clarity...
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tralac Daily News

02 Dec 20  News Training Programme
National SA virus fears cloud outlook for banks tied to economy (Moneyweb) The outlook for South African banks is growing murkier amid the rising threat of a second coronavirus w...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

01 Dec 20  News Training Programme
National 30 November 2020 - Trade Statistics for October 2020 (SARS) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for October 2020 recording a trade s...
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tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

30 Nov 20  News Training Programme
National South African Retailers Turn From China to Source Local Clothes (Bloomberg Quint) South African retailers including The Foschini Group Ltd. and Woolworths Holdings Ltd. ...
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